Study of Teaching Practicum on Professional Development of Integrated Teacher Education Programme B.A./B.Sc. B.Ed. Course’s Pupil Teacher Prospective

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Dr. Amandeep Kaur


The objective of this study is to investigate the impact that student teachers' participation in a teaching practicum has on their pedagogical professional development over the course of a four-year Integrated Teacher Education Program (B.A./B.Sc. B.Ed.) programme, with a particular focus on how their participation affects their beliefs and their capabilities. The “pedagogical beliefs and skills of pupil teachers are the primary focus of this study”. Also of interest is how these beliefs and skills might change in the future as a result of following the guidelines for teaching practicum provided by Panjab University Chandigarh as part of its four-year Integrated Teacher Education Program (B.A./B.Sc. B.Ed.). This study was conducted in RSD College Firozpur affiliate with Panjab University Chandigarh, India. As a sample for the study, the research team the forty-eight pupil teachers were selected who are presently enrolled in the 8th  semester of a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Teacher Education (B.A./B.Sc. B.Ed.) programme. This degree is awarded after four years of study. An interview technique, a classroom observation based on the Broada Schale of Teacher Competencies, and a belief inventory for teacher educators are going to be the three approaches that will be used to collect the data. It will be assessed whether or if prospective Teacher Educators' perceptions of the overall atmosphere, discipline and behaviour of the student and pupil Teachers at the school will undergo a little adjustment as a result of their visits to the schools in question. The same holds true for pupil teachers attending regular meetings of the NCTE and Teacher Training Institutions, “weekly conferences, meeting daily with cooperative teachers, and being supervised while teaching” in the classroom All of these activities have a significant impact on the pupil teachers' pedagogical beliefs and abilities. “It is recommended that the management and administration of the college be made more legally obligated to enable the student teachers' potential for completing their teaching practicum in order to increase the aspect of teaching that focuses on the quality of the instruction being provided”.

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