Vocational teacher students' critical reflections in site-based education


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Author: Berglund, Ingrid; Gustavsson, Susanne; Andersson, Ingela


Critical reflection is an essential element in the professional teacher's practice. This article investigates vocational teacher education (VTE) students' ability to reflect when engaged in site-based education and considers how arrangements in vocational teacher education enable or constrain this ability. The study was conducted at one Swedish university, where 78 VTE students' written self-evaluation reports from three practicum courses were analyzed on the basis of the concept of critical reflection and the theory of practice architectures. The findings emphasize the value of a strong...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Providers of education and training; Workforce development; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Vocational teachers; Teacher training; Work based learning; Work integrated learning; Education work relationship; Student placement; Student teachers

Geographic subjects: Sweden; Europe

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2020

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Journal volume: 18

Journal number: 1

Journal date: April 2020

Pages: pp. 22-36

ISSN: 1448-0220, 2204-0544 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 142.709

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