The multimode programme as a variation of research-based teacher education
TATE Volume 22, Number 2 ISSN 0742-051X Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
A pilot study is presented of a multimode teacher education programme as a variation of the research-based approach to teacher education. The research-based approach has been characterised as one of the paradigms of teacher education. In this article, we discuss the opportunities and challenges that a multimode programme, which makes it possible for students to work as a teacher and to study at the same time, provides for research-based teacher education. The students’ work in school offers excellent opportunities to integrate theory and practice in a real context. However, this context may also work as a restriction regarding general teacher competence and its all-pedagogical circumstances. As a result, the characteristic elements of the multimode programme are suggested as a focus for further research.
Kynäslahti, H., Kansanen, P., Jyrhämä, R., Krokfors, L., Maaranen, K. & Toom, A. The multimode programme as a variation of research-based teacher education. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 22(2), 246-256. Elsevier Ltd.