A1 Journal article (refereed)
Assessment conceptions of Finnish pre-service teachers (2022)


Kyttälä, M., Björn, P. M., Rantamäki, M., Lehesvuori, S., Närhi, V., Aro, M., & Lerkkanen, M.-K. (2022). Assessment conceptions of Finnish pre-service teachers. European Journal of Teacher Education, Early online. https://doi.org/10.1080/02619768.2022.2058927


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All authors or editors: Kyttälä, Minna; Björn, Piia Maria; Rantamäki, Milla; Lehesvuori, Sami; Närhi, Vesa; Aro, Mikko; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina

Journal or series: European Journal of Teacher Education

ISSN: 0261-9768

eISSN: 1469-5928

Publication year: 2022

Publication date: 31/03/2022

Volume: Early online

Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/02619768.2022.2058927

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Partially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/80451


Abstract

The aim of this quantitative survey study (N = 287) was to investigate the assessment conceptions of three different pre-service teacher groups (classroom teachers, subject teachers and special needs teachers). Assessment conceptions were best described by the following three main factors: 1) assessment of learning, 2) assessment for teaching and learning and 3) assessment as a harmful action. These main factors were clustered into three assessment conception profiles – assessment-cautious, assessment-positive and assessment-critical. Pre-service special needs teachers showed more assessment-oriented conceptions emphasising both the assessment of learning and assessment for learning than the other pre-service teacher groups. However, within every pre-service teacher group, the existing assessment conceptions varied from assessment-positive to assessment-cautious and even assessment-critical. The results are discussed to suggest development in teacher education.


Keywords: evaluation; conceptions; teachers; class teachers; subject teachers; special needs teachers; teacher training

Free keywords: assessment conceptions; pre-service classroom teacher; pre-service special needs teacher; pre-service subject teacher; teacher education


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