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Torsteinson, Helene – Online Submission, 2019
According to the national guidelines for kindergarten teacher education in Norway, university campus-based teaching and practical training in in-service kindergartens are two mutually complementary learning arenas that facilitate student professional learning and development. This paper "gives voice" to first-year students regarding…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Student Experience, Conflict, Foreign Countries
Moe, Randi – Online Submission, 2019
This paper applies a cultural-historical approach to researching the perspective of academic pedagogy teachers on good, campus-based teaching practices in the arena of play following the reform of Norwegian early childhood teacher education. The research material comprises over three world cafĂ© conversations with a total of 13 pedagogy teachers.…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Play, Foreign Countries, Reflection
Ohm, Modgun; Hjelle, Kristine – Online Submission, 2019
This paper investigates an institutional practice of the educational conversation that is a part of the undergraduate kindergarten teacher education program at a Norwegian university. The formal goal connected to this practice is to facilitate students coping with their courses of study. Thus, this paper reconstructs the perspectives of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Undergraduate Study, Kindergarten
Sadownik, Alicja R.; Aasen, Wenche; Jevtic, Adrijana Visnjic – Online Submission, 2019
This article presents Norwegian and Croatian students' perspectives on conditions for their professional growth during undergraduate kindergarten teacher education. The data gathered through focus group interviews are theorized using the cultural-historical wholeness approach that identifies institutional conditions for the development of certain…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
Birkeland, Johanna – Online Submission, 2019
Knowledge and skills in observation form part of the qualifications a kindergarten teacher needs to become a professional. In this article, I will focus on the theme of observation in kindergarten teacher education (KTE) in Norway. One of the largest educational institutions in the country is used as reference for this study. By means of document…
Descriptors: Observation, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Foreign Countries
Bakken, Yvonne; Carson, Nina; Ohm, Modgun – Online Submission, 2019
This paper reports on student experiences with an interdisciplinary project entitled "The Difficult Conversation", the aim of which was to develop professional competences linked with parental cooperation in heterogeneous social contexts, ethical reflection, pedagogical tact, and judgment skills. Student experiences with the project were…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Student Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Parents
Aasen, Wenche; Sadownik, Alicja R. – Online Submission, 2019
This partly descriptive, partly critically reflective, argumentative article analyses the Norwegian kindergarten teacher education program through the three concepts that are mentioned in its national guidelines: research-based, profession-oriented, and practice-related education. An inseparable correlation between these at the level of higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Teacher Education Programs, Preschool Teachers
McCoy, Leah P., Ed. – Online Submission, 2019
This document presents the proceedings of the 24th Annual Research Forum held June 27, 2019, at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Included are the following eleven action research papers: (1) How Does Student Goal Setting Affect Motivation to Learn? (Wendell Dunn); (2) Combatting Confirmation Bias: How Writing from Opposing…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Learning Motivation, Bias, Writing (Composition)