GEOGRAPHY AND BIOLOGY AND TEACHER EDUCATION IN FINLAND
|Title||GEOGRAPHY AND BIOLOGY AND TEACHER EDUCATION IN FINLAND|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2004|
|Journal||Journal of Baltic Science Education|
|Type of Article||Original article|
|Keywords||biology, education process, geography, integration, school practice, subject didactics|
Since 1990 the Finnish society, the school system and the teacher education have strongly changed. The aim of the article is to discuss what kind geographical and biological teacher education has been and how it is nowadays in the University of Oulu. The study reported here is a qualitative case study. The resultant data is based on reflective diaries written by 74 student teachers in 1998-2003. The data was analysed by using inductive and deductive content analysis methods. According to the student teachers, the programme of the geographical and biological teacher education in the University of Oulu creates a good basement for the development of teacher identity and for acting as a teacher.