Enrich Practicum to Cultivate Effective Teachers

Evan Ortlieb

Abstract


To advance systems of teacher education, curriculums must be enhanced with relevant activities aligned with practicum experiences to enhance the value of their education. Acting as a bridge to connect knowledge learned at the university and practical teacher applications in schools throughout the community, a research project involving several constructive activities was embedded within four literacy courses during the last two years of teacher candidates’ undergraduate education. Results of this investigation demonstrate positive effects of infusing practicum experiences with systematic series of components towards becoming effective classroom teachers as well as lifelong learners and researchers.

 


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/ije.v5i1.2361

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