Introductory Placement of Teacher Training
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Õpetajakoolituse sissejuhatav praktika
Course title in English
Introductory Placement of Teacher Training
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2021/2022 Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
To create prerequisites for becoming familiar with a general education school's learning environment, studies and the teacher's role in it, to support the acquisition of basic observation skills so as to obtain an overview of a teacher's profession in basic school.
Brief description of the course
Becoming familiar with the school as an organisation. Becoming familiar with the school's and classroom's physical and emotional environment. Becoming familiar with the school's documentation. Observing the teacher's actions and role in school. Distinguishing the elements of a lesson's structure and defining them in time. Preparing parts of the lesson and carrying them out. A teacher's job shadow. A class teacher's job shadow. Cooperation with students and teachers in activities outside of class. Preparing activities outside of class and participating in carrying them out. Guiding the students' learning. Creating study materials.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- is able to see the connections between school reality and theoretical knowledge acquired in educational subjects;
- is able to observe and analyze the school's learning environment, the lesson, the students' activities in the class and the teacher's various tasks at school;
- understands the role of the teacher in the school and follows professional and ethical requirements;
- is able to analyze, in cooperation with the teacher, plan in stages and partially perform the teacher's various work tasks at school;
- is able to present their work and reflect their activities with the help of e-portfolio.
Jüri Kurvits
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