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Hegender, H. (2017). Matriser som bedömningsgrunder i lärarutbildningen (1ed.). In: Per Gerrevall (Ed.), Att bedöma lärarkvalitet: Skicklighet, lämplighet & kompetens (pp. 151-170). Stockholm: Natur och kultur
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Matriser som bedömningsgrunder i lärarutbildningen
2017 (Swedish)In: Att bedöma lärarkvalitet: Skicklighet, lämplighet & kompetens / [ed] Per Gerrevall, Stockholm: Natur och kultur, 2017, 1, p. 151-170Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Natur och kultur, 2017 Edition: 1
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Pedagogics and Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-63197 (URN)9789127818781 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-05-08 Created: 2017-05-08 Last updated: 2017-05-08Bibliographically approved
Hegender, H. (2015). Failure Procedures in Practicum: A Case Study of the Assessment Procedures at one Swedish Teacher Education Program. In: ECER 2015, Education and Transition. Contributions from Educational Research, Network: 10. Teacher Education Research. Budapest, September 7-11, 2015: . Paper presented at European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) 2015, Budapest, September 7-11, 2015.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Failure Procedures in Practicum: A Case Study of the Assessment Procedures at one Swedish Teacher Education Program
2015 (English)In: ECER 2015, Education and Transition. Contributions from Educational Research, Network: 10. Teacher Education Research. Budapest, September 7-11, 2015, 2015Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim is to explore the assessment procedures in relation to student teachers’ knowledge during their school-based education (SBE, i.e. practicum). The study´s focus is directed to the procedures that come into play when student teachers are at risk getting a failure grade. The “assessment procedures” also include the written documents affecting the assessments.

Assessments are usually communicated to students as written or oral statements. A summative assessment utterance is an assessment statement of the knowledge a student has. On the other hand, a formative one is a statement of a student´s future learning possibility and ability. Thus, summative assessments often become visible in examination and grading activities, and formative assessment within mentoring activities as guidance (cf. Black & Wiliam, 2009).

Research results of assessments in SBE, in terms of the formative aspects, are extensive (Franke & Dahlgren, 1996; Ottesen, 2008; Sluijmans & Prins, 2006; Tillema & Smith, 2009). According to those studies assessment utterances from mentors and/or teacher educators during student-teaching conferences almost exclusively consists support and guidelines about student teachers’ learning possibilities, and very seldom a clear assessment of their present knowledge. Research on summative assessment issues in SBE can hardly be found, internationally or in Sweden (Goodwin & Oyler, 2008; Hegender, 2010; Hegender, Lindqvist & Nordänger, 2012). Additionally, these summative assessment procedures and outcomes seem to be very elusive and difficult to explore (Gardesten & Hegender, 2014; Goodwin & Oyler, 2008; Raths & Lyman, 2003). Gardesten and Hegender (2014) have examined summative assessment procedures and outcomes in SBE, and the results show that the assessment practices are very difficult for teacher education (TE) programs to manage and overview, and therefore, difficult for researchers to explore. For this reason, this study will explore one Swedish TE-programs’ assessment procedures during SBE.

Research results regarding summative assessment issues within SBE are very few. This is clearly stated in a review article by Goodwin and Oyler (2008). One explanation of this problem is the absence of criteria for teacher incompetence in SBE, identified and described by Raths and Lyman (2003). Another probably explanation is TE programs’ inability to clarify different assessment roles and responsibilities of the two different parts within SBE; teacher educators and mentors (Basmadjian, 2011; Fernandez & Erbilgin, 2009; Ryve, Hemmi & Börjesson, 2011; Yusko & Feiman Nemser, 2008).

A own research review performed 2012, (in connection to our own research project), shows a research picture similar to Goodwin and Oyler (2008).  A sort of pilot survey study, therefore was performed to all TE-programs in Sweden (N=25), directed to the TE-programs’ coordinators of SBE (Gardesten & Hegender, 2014). The coordinators were asked about the amount of failures, and about the procedures involved with failures in SBE (ibid.). The general results of all TE programs showed a mean value of 1 per cent failures. However, two programs had large amount of failures: eight and nine per cent. 

The aim is to explore the assessment procedures at one of these two programs. The tentative hypothesis is that this TE program could provide some interesting explanations about the failures in relation to their assessment procedures.

  1. What sorts of assessment procedures do the TE programs’ teacher educators describe are in play at the university and the schools, generally, and when PE student teachers are at risk of getting a failure during their SBE?
  2. How can the assessment procedures at the TE programs be understood in relation to the written documents that possible can affect the assessment procedures?
  3. Can the relatively higher number of student failures be explained by the assessment procedures and documents, and in that case how?

Method

At the studied program physical education (PE) student teachers are educated, and the amount of students admitted to the program annually is aprox. 200. The SBE coordinator at the program were contacted, i.e. one of the teacher educators. She recommended three more teacher educators who have experienced many SBE courses and the assessment procedures at the program. Consequently, four interviews with teacher educators were accomplished. Moreover, the program´s written documents were collected and analyzed in relation to the assessment procedures that the teacher educators communicated in the interviews (intended learning outcomes/criteria and examination assignments).

Expected Outcomes

Due to the research questions, and especially the third one (Can the relatively higher number of student failures be explained by the assessment procedures and documents, and in that case how?), are the study´s conclusion: probably Yes! The findings are only preliminary, further analytical work is necessary. Nevertheless, three preliminary explanations are given. 1) The teacher educators have a clearly proactive strategy when students are at risk getting a failure: calling and visiting the students, and there mentors, very often in order to assess them and their ”practical” teacher knowledge in schools. 2) The students are also assessed within seminars at the university: the school-based education is transformed to university-based education and the assessment is therefore also clearly based on students´ ”theoretical” teacher knowledge. 3) A fairly recently created rigorously structured system of assessment criteria with a clear progression about the learning of teacher knowledge is used at the program.

References

Black, P., & Wiliam, D. (2009). Developing the theory of formative assessment. Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 21, 5-31. Basmadjian, K. G. (2011). Learning to balance assistance with assessment: A scholarship of field instruction. The Teacher Educator, 46(2), 98-125. Fernandez, M., & Erbilgin, E. (2009). Examining the supervision of mathematics student teachers through analysis of conference communications. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 72(1), 93–110. Franke, A., & Dahlgren, L. O. (1996). Conceptions of mentoring: An empirical study of conceptions of mentoring during the school-based teacher education. Teaching and Teacher Education, 12(6), 627-641. Gardesten, J., & Hegender, H. (2014). Underkännanden inom verksamhetsförlagd lärarutbildning: Resultat från en forskningsexpedition i svårframkomlig terräng [Failures within school-based teacher education: Results from a research expedition in difficult terrain]. Manuscript submitted. Goodwin, A. L., & Oyler, C. (2008). Teacher educators as gatekeepers. Deciding who is ready to teach. In M. Cochran-Smith, S. Feiman-Nemser, D. J. McIntyre, & K. E. Demers. (Eds), Handbook of research on teacher education: Enduring questions in changing contexts, (pp. 468-489). New York, NY: Routledge. Hegender, H. (2010). The assessment of student teachers’ academic and professional knowledge in school-based teacher education. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 54(2), 151-171. Hegender, H., Lindqvist, P., & Nordänger, U. K. (2012). Från samspråk om lämplighet mot förhandling om skicklighet? Bedömningssamtal i verksamhetsförlagd lärarutbildning [From talking about suitability to a negotiation of skills? Student-teaching conferences within school-based teacher education]. Pedagogisk Forskning i Sverige, 12(1-2), 61-79. Ottesen, E. (2007). Teachers ”in the making”: Building accounts of teaching. Teaching and Teacher Education, 23(5), 612-623. Raths, J., & Lyman. F. (2003). Summative evaluation of student teachers. An enduring problem. Journal of Teacher Education, 54(3), 206-216. Ryve, A., Hemmi, K., & Börjesson, M. (2011). Discourses about school-based mathematics teacher education in Finland and Sweden. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 55, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00313831.2011.623178 Sluijsmans, D., & Prins, F. (2006). A conceptual framework for integrating peer assessment in teacher education. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 32(1), 6-22. Tillema, H. H., & Smith, K. (2009). Assessment orientation in formative assessment of learning to teach. Teachers and Teaching: Theory and practice, 15(3), 391-405.

National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Pedagogics and Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-48423 (URN)
Conference
European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) 2015, Budapest, September 7-11, 2015
Available from: 2015-12-17 Created: 2015-12-17 Last updated: 2016-01-27Bibliographically approved
Gardesten, J. & Hegender, H. (2015). Underkännanden inom verksamhetsförlagd lärarutbildning: Resultat från en forskningsexpedition i svårframkomlig terräng. Utbildning och Lärande / Education and Learning, 9(2), 68-85
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Underkännanden inom verksamhetsförlagd lärarutbildning: Resultat från en forskningsexpedition i svårframkomlig terräng
2015 (Swedish)In: Utbildning och Lärande / Education and Learning, ISSN 2001-4554, Vol. 9, no 2, p. 68-85Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Pedagogics and Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-41257 (URN)
Available from: 2015-03-22 Created: 2015-03-22 Last updated: 2019-05-09Bibliographically approved
Gardesten, J. & Hegender, H. (2014). Examining student teachers’ failures in school-based teacher education. In: Paper presented at the annual Conference of NERA (Nordic Educational Research Association), Lillehammer, Norway, March 5-7, 2014: . Paper presented at Conference of NERA (Nordic Educational Research Association), Lillehammer, Norway, March 5-7, 2014.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Examining student teachers’ failures in school-based teacher education
2014 (English)In: Paper presented at the annual Conference of NERA (Nordic Educational Research Association), Lillehammer, Norway, March 5-7, 2014, 2014Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Pedagogics and Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-36302 (URN)
Conference
Conference of NERA (Nordic Educational Research Association), Lillehammer, Norway, March 5-7, 2014
Available from: 2014-08-06 Created: 2014-08-06 Last updated: 2019-05-09Bibliographically approved
Hegender, H. (2014). Underkännandeprocedurer i verksamhetsförlagd utbildning: En fallstudie av ett lärarprograms bedömningspraktiker.. In: : . Paper presented at VILÄR 2014, Kalmar.. Linnéuniversitetet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Underkännandeprocedurer i verksamhetsförlagd utbildning: En fallstudie av ett lärarprograms bedömningspraktiker.
2014 (Swedish)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linnéuniversitetet, 2014
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-38851 (URN)
Conference
VILÄR 2014, Kalmar.
Available from: 2015-01-08 Created: 2015-01-08 Last updated: 2015-05-06Bibliographically approved
Hegender, H. (2013). Bedömning, examination och betygsättning i ”öppen” högskolemiljö. In: : . Paper presented at Nätbaserad bedömning, workshop, Högskolan Dalarna, Falun, Sverige, oktober 2013..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bedömning, examination och betygsättning i ”öppen” högskolemiljö
2013 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Pedagogics and Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-36303 (URN)
Conference
Nätbaserad bedömning, workshop, Högskolan Dalarna, Falun, Sverige, oktober 2013.
Note

Keynote-presentation

Available from: 2014-08-06 Created: 2014-08-06 Last updated: 2014-12-10Bibliographically approved
Hegender, H. (2013). "Tyst" men skickligt!: Bedömning av lärarstudenter i idrottslärarpraktik. In: Erik Backman & Lena Larsson (Ed.), I takt med tiden?: Perspektiv på idrottslärarutbildning i Skandinavien (pp. 161-176). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"Tyst" men skickligt!: Bedömning av lärarstudenter i idrottslärarpraktik
2013 (Swedish)In: I takt med tiden?: Perspektiv på idrottslärarutbildning i Skandinavien / [ed] Erik Backman & Lena Larsson, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2013, p. 161-176Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2013
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sport Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-29491 (URN)9789144086682 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-10-07 Created: 2013-10-07 Last updated: 2019-01-28Bibliographically approved
Hegender, H. & Stigmar, M. (2013). Universitetspedagogik i praktiken: Sexton lärartexter om pedagogisk utveckling.. Växjö/Kalmar: Linnéuniversitetet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Universitetspedagogik i praktiken: Sexton lärartexter om pedagogisk utveckling.
2013 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Denna publikation är ett exempel på hur kunskap om universitetspedagogisk utveckling kan kommuniceras. Att kommunicera är en av flera viktiga delar av Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). SoTL är ett internationellt etablerat fenomen som tydliggör det viktiga och komplexa uppdrag som universitetslärare har, nämligen att i sin profession på ett kreativt, kritiskt och integrerat sätt undervisa, forska samt kommunicera med omgivande samhälle. Att kommunicera och initiera ett lärande om forskningsgrundad kunskap på ett adekvat sätt är därigenom ett centralt pedagogiskt uppdrag tillsammans med såväl forskarkollegor och studenter, som med människor i omgivande samhälle. Ofta kräver detta ett vetenskapligt språk, men också ett mer populärvetenskapligt förhållningssätt. Det betyder att en didaktisk (undervisande) förmåga gynnar de tre uppdragen som alla olika universitetsläraranställningar vilar på. I de texter som presenteras i rapporten får du läsa om några av Linnéuniversitetets lärares identifierade pedagogiska problem eller lösningar, av ämnesdidaktisk eller allmänpedagogisk karaktär. De har alla relevans för kunskapsbildande och kunskapsspridande aktiviteter på grundnivå, avancerad nivå, forskarutbildningsnivå eller forskningsnivå. Texterna utgår från lärarnas många olika ämnen: kemi, socialt arbete, musik, svenska, psykologi, ekonomi, biologi, design, statistik, skog och trä och litteraturvetenskap.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Växjö/Kalmar: Linnéuniversitetet, 2013. p. 184
Series
Universitetspedagogiska enheten, Rapport ; 2013:1
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Pedagogics and Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-30790 (URN)
Available from: 2013-11-28 Created: 2013-11-28 Last updated: 2013-12-02Bibliographically approved
Hegender, H., Lindqvist, P. & Nordänger, U. K. (2012). Från samspråk om lämplighet mot förhandling om skicklighet?: Bedömningssamtal i verksamhetsförlagd lärarutbildning. Pedagogisk forskning i Sverige, 12(1-2), 61-79
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Från samspråk om lämplighet mot förhandling om skicklighet?: Bedömningssamtal i verksamhetsförlagd lärarutbildning
2012 (Swedish)In: Pedagogisk forskning i Sverige, ISSN 1401-6788, E-ISSN 2001-3345, Vol. 12, no 1-2, p. 61-79Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Pedagogics and Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-22380 (URN)
Available from: 2012-11-08 Created: 2012-11-08 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
Hegender, H. (2012). Generell kompetens eller specifik presationsförmåga?: Förväntningar och krav på en nyexaminerad universitetsstudent.. In: : . Paper presented at Vägledardagen Linné.. Kalmar
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Generell kompetens eller specifik presationsförmåga?: Förväntningar och krav på en nyexaminerad universitetsstudent.
2012 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kalmar: , 2012
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-29498 (URN)
Conference
Vägledardagen Linné.
Available from: 2013-10-07 Created: 2013-10-07 Last updated: 2013-12-20Bibliographically approved
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