ERIC Number: EJ695661
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 24
The Practicum: More than Practice
Canadian Journal of Education, v28 n1-2 p147-167 2005
In this article I have addressed the need for change from the traditional, technical skills model of the practicum in teacher-education programs, to a practicum that has a broader educative focus. Following a description of the implementation of a practicum experience with an emphasis on inquiry, I consider data from a three-year study designed to examine teacher candidates' experiences. I report on the educative elements of the practicum, outline issues that arose for those involved in the restructured practicum, and address challenges for teacher education.
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Practicums, Preservice Teachers, Higher Education, Inquiry, Foreign Countries, Discovery Learning, Student Teacher Attitudes, Reflective Teaching
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada