Definitions for practicumˈpræk tɪ kəm

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prac•ti•cumˈpræk tɪ kəm(n.)

  1. a course of study devoted to practical experience in a field.

    Category: Education

Origin of practicum:

1900–05; (< G Praktikum ) < L, neut. of prācticuspractical


  1. practicum(Noun)

    A college course designed to give a student supervised practical knowledge of a subject previously studied theoretically.

  2. practicum(Noun)

    A science exam in which students are questioned about specimens or other objects placed in front of them.


  1. Practicum

    A practicum is a graduate level course, often in a specialized field of study, that is designed to give students supervised practical application of a previously or concurrently studied theory. Practicums are common for education and social work majors. In some cases, the practicum may be a part-time student teaching placement that occurs the semester before a student's full-time student teaching placement. It is also called work placement, especially in the UK. The process resembles an internship; however, the latter is often not part of the school program. A practicum is involved in optional parts of schooling.


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