International Journal of Educational and Psychological Studies

Volume 13 - Issue 1 (5) | PP: 67 - 86 Language : العربية
DOI : https://doi.org/10.31559/EPS2024.13.1.5
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A Proposed Framework for Developing a Life Skills Teacher Training Program in Light of the Finnish Experience

Maha Ali Al-Namlah ,
Tahani bint Abdul Rahman Al-Muzaini
Received Date Revised Date Accepted Date Publication Date
17/9/2023 7/10/2023 16/10/2023 28/2/2024
Abstract
Objectives: The current research aims to understand the reality of teacher preparation programs - specifically, the program for teaching life skills and family skills - in Finland and propose a conceptual framework based on the Finnish experience. Methods: The researcher followed a descriptive-analytical approach to analyze the content of the program for teaching life skills and family skills in light of the Finnish experience. Results: The research resulted in the proposal of a conceptual framework for the program, which includes two components: a bachelor's program and a master's program. The bachelor's program consists of six levels distributed over three years at the College of Education, specializing in life skills and family skills (home economics). The total number of program hours is 180, and it includes three areas: the specialized aspect, the cultural aspect, and the educational aspect. The master's program, on the other hand, consists of four levels over a duration of two years, with a total of 120 accredited hours. The program includes three areas: the specialized aspect, the cultural aspect, and the educational aspect. The proposed framework also includes teaching methods, techniques, educational activities, and assessment methods. Based on the proposed framework. Conclusions: The researcher made several recommendations, including emphasizing research skills and knowledge of the fundamentals of scientific research, strengthening the connection between teacher preparation institutions and the educational field in general, introducing new courses and methods for using modern technologies in education within teacher preparation curricula and allocating more time for practical education.


How To Cite This Article
Al-Namlah , M. A.& Al-Muzaini , T. b. A. R. (2024). A Proposed Framework for Developing a Life Skills Teacher Training Program in Light of the Finnish Experience. International Journal of Educational and Psychological Studies, 13 (1), 67-86, https://doi.org/10.31559/EPS2024.13.1.5

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