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A school or college course, especially one in a specialized field of study, that is designed to give students supervised practical application of previously studied theory: advanced practicums in teaching reading.

[German Praktikum, from Late Latin prācticum, neuter of prācticus, practical; see practical.]
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(Education) a course in which theory is put into practice, a practical training or research session
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(ˈpræk tɪ kəm)

a course of study devoted to practical experience in a field.
[1900–05; (< German Praktikum) < Latin, neuter of prācticus practical]
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This past school year, the Elk Grove Village Fire, Police and Public Works departments had the opportunity to interact with Elk Grove High School sophomore students as part of a Public Safety Practicum program.
Clinical Methods and Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology, 6th Edition (online access included)
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This article contains reflections on the pedagogical practicum experiences of a group of pre-service teachers who are majoring in English language teaching (ELT).
In the current study, we examined the potential influences of the teaching practicum on pre-service teachers' rural teaching commitment.
'shyness', 'shivering' and 'repetition of words' during the process of teaching, led student teachers to shift their attention towards acquisition of professional skills during practicum. This paper examines the role of Reflection-in-Action to acquire professional skills during practicum.
In TESOL teacher education, the practicum is recognised as a crucial, socio-educative experience where practice teachers both witness theory in application and become members of a real-world community of practice (Ishihara, 2005; Wenger, 1998).
As a recently graduated music educator, I was encouraged to write this article based on my practicum experiences.
A practicum course with 90 hours of field work embedded into its curriculum can allow this transition to occur.
Developed and taught by Foote, the first practicum for IPMF was launched over winter break.
For many LBOTE preservice teachers, the practicum experience is seen as both professionally challenging and personally frustrating and often results in an erosion of confidence of teaching competence (Danyluk, 2013; M.