LESS TRADITION FOR MORE PROFESSION: AN ATTEMPT WITH THESIS PROJECTS IN PRACTICAL DEVELOPMENT

TitleLESS TRADITION FOR MORE PROFESSION: AN ATTEMPT WITH THESIS PROJECTS IN PRACTICAL DEVELOPMENT
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsKarlsudd, P, Dahl, M, Lundgren, BW
JournalProblems of Education in the 21st Century
Volume75
Issue3
Start Page252-262
PaginationContinuous
Date PublishedJune/2017
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1822-7864
ISBN NumberE-ISSN 2538-7111
Keywordsaction research, education, teacher training, thesis projects
Abstract

This research scrutinises the question whether an education profile with development-oriented thesis projects in teacher education programs can provide an increased professional relevance without losing scientific quality. The methodology used in the survey can be defined as a participatory approach in which field work, document studies and interviews form the basis for data collection. The suggested activities that students used were development-oriented methods. Before the project's implementation, instructional texts and supplementary examination criteria were written with a view to guaranteeing scientific excellence, with the main aim of improving professional relevance. The results show that the course tutor initially had some trouble communicating disposition and structure, which meant that some of the students at first had doubts. Despite this, the summary assessment is that the development-oriented approach implemented with scientific quality enhanced the students` readiness for future professions.

URLhttp://oaji.net/articles/2017/457-1498501062.pdf
Refereed DesignationRefereed
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