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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Towards a new professionalism: enhancing personal and professional development in teacher education
Author(s) Malm, Birgitte
Date 2009
English abstract
The diversity and complexity of the post-modern era places new and important challenges on Teacher Education. The crucial role that personal dispositions have for professional learning needs to be better understood and acknowledged. Teacher training programmes need to focus more on objectives such as promoting conflict literacy, self-awareness, empathy, leadership and collaborative skills, i.e. taking into account not only the cognitive but also the social and emotional aspects of human development. In this article, Swedish lecturers’ descriptions of what they consider to be competences and qualities necessary for future teachers constitute the starting point for a wider discussion on the decisive role of beliefs and emotions in being and becoming a teacher. Issues raised here should be able to contribute to a better understanding of what it means to be a teacher and, consequently, result in improvements in the planning of teacher training programmes.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02607470802587160 (link to publisher's fulltext)
Host/Issue Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy;1
Volume 35
ISSN 0260-7476
1360-0540
Pages 77-91
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) teacher competences
teachers belief systems
teachers personal and professional development
teacher training programmes
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/8623 (link to this page)

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