Teaching about Teaching- Teacher Educators' and Student Teachers' Perceptions from Norway
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In this chapter we address the question of how to prepare student teachers for professionalism in teaching. We especially focus on higher education-based teacher educators and their role in promoting integration between theory and practice, which is frequently perceived as a challenge in teacher education (Korthagen F, J Educ Teach 36(4):407–423, 2010; Kvernbekk T, Informal Logic 32(3):288–305, 2012). The chapter draws on a study, in a Norwegian context, that investigated teacher educators’ competence as seen from their own and student teachers’ perspectives (Ulvik M, Smith K, Uniped 39(1):61–77, 2016). Competence is here understood as the knowledge and skills that teacher educators need to do their job.