Teaching practicum is a critical component in teacher education programmes and has a significant role in preparing pre-service teachers to teach and work in a school. However, the unexpected disruption and ever-changing teaching arrangements at schools since COVID-19 have posed challenges for pre-service teachers who commit to a period of teaching practicum when schools are locked down. While developing effective online teaching practicum and online supervision/e-supervision is still growing and emerging, the practices and research on the teaching practicum during the outbreak of COVID-19 have provided a basis to understand the benefits and challenges of alternative modes of teaching practicum. This chapter reviewed 18 studies that examined teaching practicum during 2020–2021. This review reported three themes: research on pre-service teachers' experiences and perceptions, how to enhance their professional competence when teaching practicum was occurring throughout school lockdown, and teacher educators' perceptions practice in the context of COVID-19. Copyright © 2023 selection and editorial matter, Kevin Wai Ho Yung and Huixuan Xu; individual chapters, the contributors.
|Title of host publication||Educating teachers online in challenging times: The case of Hong Kong|
|Editors||Kevin Wai Ho YUNG, Huixuan XU|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon, Oxon|
|ISBN (Print)||9781032265872, 9781032265889|
|Publication status||Published - 2023|