The Role of Previous Workplace Learning in the Development of Adult Teacher Students’ Professional Expertise
Aarto-Pesonen, L., Isosomppi, L., & Leivo, M. (2019). The Role of Previous Workplace Learning in the Development of Adult Teacher Students’ Professional Expertise. In Proceedings of IICE 2019, Ireland International Conference on Education, Dún Laoghaire, Ireland, April 23-25, 2019 (pp. 66-71). Infonomics Society.
© 2019 Infonomics society
This research describes and seeks for more understanding of the role of previous workplace learning for adult teacher students and its relationship to the development of their professional expertise. Previous refers here to earlier months or years of work in schools for adult students who are now starting their teacher education studies. This research aims to answer the following questions: In what kinds of work situations and contexts have teacher students learnt? How does this learning manifest in teacher students’ working life stories? The research material includes 80 working life stories of adult students who are just starting their teacher training to become Finnish class teachers, physical education teachers or special needs teachers. The results of thematic analysis showed that teachers have learnt individually or collectively and by actively searching for learning situations or by passively arriving at them. New problem-solving situations and working environments facilitated workplace learning. The narrative analysis produced nine typical learning stories. Within the school context, the teacher’s formal qualifications and reflective orientation defined their learning opportunities. The postmodern theoretical perspective on expert learning offers a conceptual tool for structuring the learning processes of teacher students in their previous workplaces. ...
Parent publication ISBN978-1-908320-95-7
ConferenceIreland International Conference on Education
Is part of publicationProceedings of IICE 2019, Ireland International Conference on Education, Dún Laoghaire, Ireland, April 23-25, 2019
Publication in research information system
MetadataShow full item record
Showing items with similar title or keywords.
Hytönen, Tuija (Jyväskylän yliopisto, 2002)The study examined the practice of human resource development (HRD) as a field of professional expertise in Finland from the point of view of a group of practising HR developers. The report is based on six articles published ...
Professional identity in relation to vocational teachers’ work : an identity-centred approach to professional development Vähäsantanen, Katja; Hämäläinen, Raija (Routledge, 2019)This paper reports a study on teachers’ professional identity and work in vocational education. The findings showed that vocational teachers’ work included vocational teaching within the school, developmental work, ...
Tynjälä, Päivi; Heikkinen, Hannu L. T.; Kallio, Eeva K. (Routledge, 2020)This chapter examines adult thinking from the perspective of professional expertise and phronēsis, that is, practical wisdom. It first describes differences between experts and novices, and presents three conceptualisations ...
Integrated initial and continuing training as a way of developing the professional agency of teachers and student teachers Ukkonen-Mikkola, Tuulikki; Varpanen, Jan (Elsevier, 2020)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 ...
Vähäsantanen, Katja (University of Jyväskylä, 2013)