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This article describes the Noewegian teacher education context in which two new teacher educators, John and Karen, start work in a university. The article looks at the many roles they have to undertake in that work, and the explicit and implicit requirements they have to meet. Finally, the article examines some of the frustrations both John and Karen may face, many of which are shared by their more experienced peers, as members of the professional community of teacher educators.
Updated: Feb. 13, 2013
Dual Roles – Conflicting Purposes: A Comparative Study on Perceptions on Assessment in Mentoring Relations during Practicum
This article describes a comparative study which conducted in Norway, Israel and The Netherlands to examine the perceptions of mentors and mentees the nature of assessment in practice teaching. The participants were 74 student teachers and 52 mentors from these three countries. The authors found high agreement between mentors and students on a number of issues related to assessment in mentoring both in the nature of teaching as well in the process of mentoring. This study also found that there is a similar level of agreement in the three contexts regarding what to assess and how the assessment is done as there is about the mentoring activity.
Updated: Jan. 31, 2012
This study is the second from a longitudinal project examining students' motivation for teaching. This study examines motivation at the end of the course among the students who entering the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) course at four universities in Norway. The study also reports on their experiences with teacher education in relation to motivation. The results indicate stability in motivation among the prospective teachers. Moreover, the PGCE course fulfils the students' expectations in various degrees.
Updated: Sep. 27, 2010
The aim of this study is to gain an insight into novice teachers’ diverse experiences. The study is conducted among nine beginning teachers in upper secondary school in Norway. The main findings indicate that there are two sides of the coin of being a new teacher. The beginning teachers want to be recognised as who they are, new to the job, and on the other hand, they want to be accepted as fully qualified teachers.
Updated: Dec. 09, 2009
The purpose of this study is to determine whether 'following recommendations' as a result of an AfL (to teach) is influenced differentially by a performance perspective as compared to a learning perspective on assessment by the assessor. The study was conducted in The Netherlands within one large institute of primary teacher education with 163 student teachers in the first year of their four-year programme of practice teaching. Findings of this study show that both assessment orientations are ill-related to acceptance of feedback and a subsequent following of recommendations.
Updated: Dec. 02, 2009
This paper analyses the results from a study conducted among 283 full-time Postgraduate Certificate in Education course (PGCE) students in Norwegian universities in the autumn of 2006. The students responded to a questionnaire examining their motivation to take the PGCE course and their motivation to become teachers.
Updated: May. 25, 2009
What can they say about my teaching? Teacher educators' attitudes to standardised student evaluation of teaching
The article explores attitudes towards to standardized student feedback on the quality of the teaching in a teacher education college in Israel. The article describes the way teacher educators perceive student relating to the feedback the extent to which feedback is used for professional growth. Finding indicate that differences were found between the analyses of the quantitative and qualitative data. Teacher educators were much more critical when expressing their attitudes freely.
Updated: Sep. 11, 2008
Portfolio assessment is the topic of the study, which aimed to find a more rigid standard to operate within a uniform line in rating appraisals. The authors look for practices in portfolio appraisals in search of criteria in rating the quality of portfolio materials. In the context of teacher education, they find authentic portfolio document to be rated by different assessors to gauge and compare their quality of rating and criteria use.
Updated: Jun. 12, 2008