Teacher Training Practice I
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Õpetajakoolituse praktika I
Course title in English
Teacher Training Practice I
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2023/2024 Autumn semester
Tiina Anspal (language of instruction:Estonian)
lecturer of 2023/2024 Spring semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
Course aims
To create the prerequisite basis for connecting the knowledge of educational science and subject didactics to the reality of school life;
To support the development of observational and analytical skills regarding pedagogical situations and study environments;
To help students adapt to the role of a teacher.
Brief description of the course
The organisation of Teacher Training Practice I and course content have been linked to the educational science courses of the teacher training programme, such as KAT7054.HR and KAT7052.HR, and subject didactics studies. Training practice takes place during the autumn semester for six days in the partner schools of Tallinn University and in professional placement institutions connected to the university. The integrated tasks and their analysis will take place in the educational science courses of the teacher training programme. In the course Teacher Training Practice I, the student will practise the skills acquired in the educational science courses. Training practice tasks will focus on the following subjects: 1. Shaping the study environment to support the social, emotional and cognitive development of students. 2. Planning, implementing and analysing the study process based on the study programme. During training practice, the activities will take 3 hours per day (18 hours in total). The student will complete various observational tasks. Based on classroom observation and completed tasks, the student will analyse the lessons, the teacher's activity and its influence on students. In addition, in the course of completing practical tasks, they will analyse their own activity as well as that of their fellow students and the involvement of students. Feedback will be given and theory and training practice will be analysed in the educational science courses which follow the school visits. Seminars (4 hours in total) will be held at the beginning and end of training practice.
The organisation of training practice and relevant tasks will be introduced in the courses KAT7054.HR and KAT7052.HR, and subject didactics courses. Training practice tasks will be made available electronically in eDidaktikum.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- observes and analyses the teacher's actions in shaping an emotionally supportive and inclusive learning environment and in managing social and emotional processes (including group processes) in the learning and educational process, the students' activities and cognitive processes in class, linking the results of the analysis to the knowledge of supporting the development of both subject and generic competences. learners;
- observes and analyses the learning environment in the school, the different tasks and activities of the teacher in planning and conducting lessons, linking the results of the analysis to the theoretical knowledge acquired in educational science and subject didactics subjects;
- plans a lesson or part of a lesson in cooperation with a supervising teacher or a fellow student and conducts it independently or in cooperation and analyses the results.
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