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ERIC Number: EJ948447
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0141-6200
What Characterises the Competent RE Teacher? Finnish Student Teachers' Perceptions at the Beginning of Their Pedagogical Training
Ubani, Martin
British Journal of Religious Education, v34 n1 p35-50 2012
This study is part of a research project concerning perceptions of competence among RE student teachers at different stages of their pedagogical studies. This article focuses on the perceptions of RE teachers' competence at the beginning of their training. According to the qualitative data the RE student teachers discerned various areas of competence. Both task competencies ("content knowledge and good practice") and person competencies ("experience," "professional awareness," "motivation and pro-social orientation") were identified. In addition, the student teachers placed more emphasis on theories of teaching than theories of learning. They also seemed to view RE teaching as a general educational profession. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland