Sun Qingsong, Etienne Bikorimana, Li Qiang


Teacher aptitude as self-preparation for people engaging in teaching services, can promote higher professional quality, boost professional achievements and lead them to aim higher. This analytical study aims at analyzing the professional characteristics of teacher aptitude, vice its operation in Chinese trainee teachers’ preparation then suggest strategies to improve it. The authors divide teacher aptitude into four aspects: having professional teaching values, interest, ability, personality. Furthermore, the study suggests that both evaluation and cultivation of teacher aptitude should be considered. Therefore, pre-service teacher preparation should base on the aptitude as personal willingness by also adding aptitude assessment during the enrollment, provide enough educational theory& practice training programs, and construct adequate pre-service teacher training mechanisms for non-education majors’ students.

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