Rethinking Pedagogical Strategies: Vitalizing life Experience in Teacher Education
Helen M.V. Eikeland, Hans Otto Ringereide

The main concern in this article is to investigate how to follow up and assist students, entering teacher training programs, to develop ownership to their process of becoming a teacher. The critical element here is the studentsā€˜ approach to the syllabus and textbooks. This paper argues the relevance of vitalizing students lived experiences as a central part of engaging in their studies to create ownership of their process of becoming a group of diverse and confident teachers. By giving life experiences a position as an active part of the syllabus in teacher education, life experiences will consequently be a relevant part of the content in the study and also be taken into account in any examinations.

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