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Professional Learning in the Knowledge Society

Volume 6 of the series The Knowledge Economy and Education pp 69-84

Knowledge in teacher learning

New professional challenges
  • Kirsti Klette
  • , Tone Cecilie Carlsten

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Abstract

How are teachers equipped to meet the new challenges of continual learning in the knowledge society as a professional group? As Feinman–Nesmer (2001), Borko (2004) and others have pointed out, if we want schools to offer powerful learning opportunities, we have to provide more powerful epistemic environments for teachers.