Dreaming of tomorrow: Practicing action research

Changes in the education in pre-school teacher’s tasks and roles and preschools content requires learning the will and ability to change in the kindergarten sector. Today's and tomorrow’s pre-primary teachers need change and development expertise. It may seem as if this has been too little emphasized both in the programs undertaken and in practice field. The article discusses what action research can contribute to presenting a study that has been associated with the practice in pre-primary teacher education. The result from the project shows us the tasks that the students in their practices can promote aspects of change and development competence of both the students and in the relevant authority funding.

Keywords: Kindergarten, Teaching practice, Action research, Competency for change, Preschool teacher education