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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis kituose recenzuojamuose leidiniuose / Article in other peer-reviewed editions (S5)
Field of Science: Edukologija / Education (S007)
Author(s): Bortkevičienė, Virginija;Gunnthorsdottir, Hermina;Hjaelmeskog, Karin;Ivanova, Ilze;Maaranen, Katriina;Steinsvik, Brit
Title: Learning from differences – towards professionalism via an inter-national course
Is part of: Nordic journal of comparative and international education. Oslo: Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, 2018, Vol. 2, iss. 4
Extent: p. 21-36
Date: 2018
Keywords: Teacher education;Professionalism;Professional teacher;Reflective professionals
Abstract: This paper presents a case study of an intensive international course aimed at pre-service teachers and having a focus on inclusion. The course was funded by Nordplus. Twenty-three students from six Baltic and Nordic countries were interviewed during and after the course on their views on professionalism and their future work as teachers. The results show that the students’ understanding of professionalism was multifaceted, and they had gained several experiences of professionalism during the course. One ofthe main results of this study is, in our opinion, the co-operation and the opportunities the intensive course afforded the students in developing skills to work together with different people, to appreciate difference and to learn from others. In other words, to become more open-minded. This allows us to conclude that students can be trained to consider the importance and understanding of knowledge and its use for now and in the future. Thus, providing such short-term international opportunities is an important part of studying and becoming a teacher or social pedagogue for the globalized future
Affiliation(s): Edukologijos tyrimų institutas
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:1. Straipsniai / Articles
Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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