Final assessment in European teacher education and its orientation towards the academy and the teaching profession
2015 (English)In: PROCEEDINGS 4th ATEE Winter Conference: Professional development of teacher educators: Bringing together policy, practice and research / [ed] Piedad Vaz-Rebelo, Anja Swennen, Michal Golan, Marcel van der Klink, Corinne van Velzen, Margarida Pedroso de Lima, Jean Vermel, Carlos Barreira, Teresa Pessoa and Celeste Gomes, Brussels, Belgium: ATEE (Association for Teacher Educationin Europe) , 2015, 197-212 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper deals with final assessment in teacher education and relates to the issue of the relationship between theory and practice in academic professional programs. European research in international journals about final assessment has been reviewed regarding its orientation towards the academic and the teaching profession. Earlier studies indicate a scarcity in this area and some studies reveals a dominance of the academic orientation. The research question is: What kind of knowledge is the final assessment in teacher education in Europe about and how is it done, in relationship to the academic and the teaching professional orientation? Fifty-nine articles were found in 37 journals from 17 countries. Twenty (34%) articles were mainly focused on research skills and categorized as academic-oriented. Two models were found, the thesis- and the action research- model. Thirty-nine (66%) articles were mainly focused on teaching skills and categorized as teaching profession-oriented, and here three models were found, the portfolio-, certification- and product- model. The findings indicate a dominance of the teaching profession orientation and that final assessment can be a boundary object integrating different orientations and models. The findings are uncertain because of the limited number of articles, vocabulary problems etc.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Brussels, Belgium: ATEE (Association for Teacher Educationin Europe) , 2015. 197-212 p.
final assessment, teacher education, academic, teaching profession, theory and practice
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-56258ISBN: 9789081563994OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-56258DiVA: diva2:532775
2012 ATEE Winter Conference - Professional development of teacher educators: Bringing together policy, practice and research, 2-4 April 2012, Coimbra, Portugal