Promoting teacher agency and curriculum work through Teacher Education

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Teacher agency is an emerging body of research in education and it is a common understanding that high-capacity teachers are essential for effective education systems. There is no one way to organize teacher education but evident is, that different approaches provide different teacher agencies.
Finnish educational policy relies on academic preparation of teachers. Research-based teacher education provide future teachers with knowledge and skills to operate as autonomous actors and the agency and ownership of curriculum development by teacher communities are emphasized.
When renewing the national curriculum (2010-16), there were teachers who doubted the reform, hesitated its direction and asked why change. It seems that teachers’ beliefs and values in relation to curriculum work affect to their agency. In a study reporting teachers’ curriculum-related agency in developing new learning environments and pedagogical approaches, there were notable differences between teachers according to the amount of educational studies they had during their preparation.
TilaJulkaistu - 28 elokuuta 2018
OKM-julkaisutyyppiEi sovellu
TapahtumaEARLI SIG17 and SIG25 Conference 2018
: Dialogue between ontology and epistemology: New perspectives on theory and methodology in research on learning and education
- University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education , Cambridge , Britannia
Kesto: 27 elokuuta 201828 elokuuta 2018


KonferenssiEARLI SIG17 and SIG25 Conference 2018


EARLI SIG17 and SIG25 Conference 2018, August 27-28, 2018, Cambridge University, Book of abstracts, s. 9

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