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The shaping of pre-service teachers’ professional knowledge base through assessments
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages. (BUV LINA)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5163-7939
2018 (English)In: European Journal of Teacher Education, ISSN 0261-9768, E-ISSN 1469-5928, Vol. 41, no 5, p. 604-619Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In an age when knowledge has become a competitive aspect in society, teachers and their professional knowledge base have become all the more important, both in terms of policy and practice. This study investigates what sort of content, knowledge, and competencies are included in the examination practice of the Swedish primary teacher education programme, and thereby legitimatized as a primary teacher’s professional knowledge base. The results show that Swedish primary school teachers are primarily trained to work with subject didactics, and focus is placed on being able to plan, carry out, and evaluate teaching in light of descriptive and normative learning theories, as well as current regulatory documents. One possible effect of this strong subject didactic focus is that teachers are not sufficiently trained to critically analyse the conditions that they work under, especially in view of current, global and local policy trends.

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2018. Vol. 41, no 5, p. 604-619
Keywords [en]
Primary teacher education, examination practices, pedagogic discourses, vertical and horizontal knowledge structures
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Pedagogy Educational Sciences
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SOCIAL SCIENCE, Educational science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-13061DOI: 10.1080/02619768.2018.1529751ISI: 000449283600004Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85055457845OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-13061DiVA, id: diva2:1259148
Available from: 2018-10-28 Created: 2018-10-28 Last updated: 2019-05-28Bibliographically approved

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