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In this chapter, a purposeful teacher is introduced as a goal in teacher education for the twenty-first century. Purposeful teacher is defined as a teacher with moral purposes. Purposeful teachers are ethical professionals who have both freedom and responsibility to make pedagogical decisions in the best interest of their students. Purposeful teaching is discussed in the Finnish context with some examples of the current educational challenges. The purpose profiles of Finnish student teachers are presented to inform the needs for purpose education for future teachers. Different approaches to teach purpose in the teacher education and in schools are introduced with examples from different countries. The didactic approach used in moral education is presented as a case-example to teach purpose in teacher education. The aims of twenty-first century learning call for purposeful teachers who actualize and model lifelong learning in their profession. A growth mindset in learning and ethical skills is introduced as important assets in the professional growth toward purposeful teaching.
|Titel på gästpublikation||Teacher Education in the 21st Century|
|Utgivningsdatum||31 dec 2018|
|ISBN (tryckt)||978-1-78923-864-8, 978-1-78923-864-1|
|Status||Publicerad - 31 dec 2018|
|MoE-publikationstyp||A3 Del av bok eller annan forskningsbok|
- 516 Pedagogik