International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1308-951X

Original article | International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 2023, Vol. 14(1) 24-37

Teaching Practicum: A Study Exploring Student-Teachers’ Experiences during the Pandemic

Huey Leı

pp. 24 - 37   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/ijrte.2023.523.2   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2207-28-0002

Published online: March 28, 2023  |   Number of Views: 187  |  Number of Download: 254


Abstract

Teaching practice is an essential component of teacher training programmes. It enables student-teachers (both pre-service and in-service teachers) to apply theoretical knowledge in education into real practices in authentic contexts. In particular, novices view practicum as a unique opportunity to experience classroom teaching and learning. Mentors assigned by schools and university supervisors play an important role in facilitating student-teachers’ teaching and learning during practicum. This study investigates two student-teachers’ practicum experience at a time when the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic was influencing school operation. The changed mode of practicum was studied and post-practicum interviews conducted to gather information regarding the experience and supervision of the school practicum and the challenges faced during the pandemic. Transcripts of the semi-structured interviews were analysed and triangulated, using these documents and video-recorded lessons. The findings of the study reveal importance of individualised teaching practice components comprising means of observation and communication between student-teachers and supervisors during the pandemic.

Keywords: Practicum, online learning, teacher training, education during pandemic


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Lei, H. (2023). Teaching Practicum: A Study Exploring Student-Teachers’ Experiences during the Pandemic . International Journal of Research in Teacher Education, 14(1), 24-37. doi: 10.29329/ijrte.2023.523.2

Harvard
Lei, H. (2023). Teaching Practicum: A Study Exploring Student-Teachers’ Experiences during the Pandemic . International Journal of Research in Teacher Education, 14(1), pp. 24-37.

Chicago 16th edition
Lei, Huey (2023). "Teaching Practicum: A Study Exploring Student-Teachers’ Experiences during the Pandemic ". International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 14 (1):24-37. doi:10.29329/ijrte.2023.523.2.

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