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Getting More Out of Practicums and Field Based Training: Recommendations from Research for Student Teachers, Centres, and Lecturers
By Arwen Hann
One of the best ways student teachers can improve their skills is by putting their learning into practice in a real early childhood education (ECE) centre. This is often done through the more traditional teaching blocks but many courses are now offering Field Based Teacher Education (FBTE) - the chance to complete sustained practicum where the student works either paid or voluntarily in the same centre, known as the home centre, for the duration of the course.
However a new study has found that simply offering students more hours working in an ECE centre does not necessarily make them better teachers.
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