A1 Journal article (refereed)
Integrated initial and continuing training as a way of developing the professional agency of teachers and student teachers (2020)


Ukkonen-Mikkola, T., & Varpanen, J. (2020). Integrated initial and continuing training as a way of developing the professional agency of teachers and student teachers. Teaching and Teacher Education, 96, Article 103189. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2020.103189


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Ukkonen-Mikkola, Tuulikki; Varpanen, Jan

Journal or series: Teaching and Teacher Education

ISSN: 0742-051X

eISSN: 1879-2480

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 96

Article number: 103189

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2020.103189

Publication open access: Not open

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/71831


Abstract

In this paper, we discuss training aimed at supporting the professional agency of teachers and student teachers. Drawing on socio-cultural and post-structural theories, we conceptualize professional agency as achieved by participation in professional practices. We employ our conceptualization in an analysis of a Finnish pilot training that combined initial and continuous training for preschool and primary school teachers. We argue that the practices of reflection and collective enquiry inherent in the model offer a fruitful starting point for further efforts to understand how to support the development of the professional agency of teachers and student teachers simultaneously.


Keywords: teacher training; continuing professional education; early childhood education and care teachers; class teachers; professional development; human agency

Free keywords: professional agency; professional development; teacher education; preschool; primary school


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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2020

JUFO rating: 3


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