Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Häkkinen, Päivi
Organisation JY
Project title
Preparing teacher students for the 21st century learning practices: Ways of thinking and working (PREP21)
Decision No. 273970
Decision date 21.11.2013
Funding period 01.01.2014 - 31.12.2017
Funding 368 676
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Project description
Teacher education has a significant role in preparing pre-service teachers with adequate 21st century skills (i.e. skills for learning, problem-solving, and collaboration, as well as an ability to use ICT in teaching and learning). The aim of this PREP21-project is to investigate and outline factors that affect the development of students’ strategic and collaborative problem-solving skills and their competencies and attitudes towards the use of ICT in teaching and learning. This will be done by conducting both large-scale longitudinal and process-oriented studies across three consortium partner universities. During the four-year project, new student teachers from each year will participate in the study, and be monitored during their teacher studies. The results of this project will be useful for developing Finnish teacher education, and schools, to better respond to the demands of the 21st century.