Changing Teacher Education: The Research Dimension
This talk focuses on Initial Teacher Education (ITE), particularly on the changes introduced as a result of the implementation of the Bologna process. It looks at how changes have been instigated and how the process of change has been managed. It addresses the practicum model in ITE which aims at linking teaching and research, theory and practice. The reflective component of the model is oriented towards student teacher professional development under a democratic view of education. Integrating teaching and research and promoting teaching practice as a space of transformation rather than a process of adaptation or of application of theory may well represent a move towards knowledge mobilisation and research-informed practice.