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Pages: 4455-4463
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-697-6957-7
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2017.1200

Conference name: 10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 16-18 November, 2017
Location: Seville, Spain

PLACEMENT SCHOOLS AS PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES IN TEACHER EDUCATION

K. Heggen1, F.D. Raaen2, K. Thorsen2

1Volda University College (NORWAY)
2Oslo and Akershus University College (NORWAY)
The paper will investigate how schoolteachers’, school leaders’ and college teachers’ involvement affects placement schools as professional learning communities. Norwegian teacher education is used as a case. The first part will build on a survey among schoolteachers and mentors at 111 placement schools all over Norway. It documents great variety in the level of engagement among school-leaders and schoolteachers. Interviews with mentors, school leaders and college teachers reveal how cooperation between colleges and placement schools, as well as the school leaders’ commitment, influences the quality of placement. The school leaders’ role proves to be important in developing the schools as professional learning communities, and they seem to have a significant impact on the work of the mentors. The data also show that there is a need for a more substantial cooperation between college teachers and mentors about the student teachers’ professional development as well as a need for a more systematic integration of learning in the two learning contexts.
@InProceedings{HEGGEN2017PLA,
author = {Heggen, K. and Raaen, F.D. and Thorsen, K.},
title = {PLACEMENT SCHOOLS AS PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES IN TEACHER EDUCATION},
series = {10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2017 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-697-6957-7},
issn = {2340-1095},
doi = {10.21125/iceri.2017.1200},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/iceri.2017.1200},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Seville, Spain},
month = {16-18 November, 2017},
year = {2017},
pages = {4455-4463}}
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SN - 978-84-697-6957-7/2340-1095
DO - 10.21125/iceri.2017.1200
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K. Heggen, F.D. Raaen, K. Thorsen (2017) PLACEMENT SCHOOLS AS PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES IN TEACHER EDUCATION, ICERI2017 Proceedings, pp. 4455-4463.
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