This book gives student-teachers the chance to learn from the experiences of students who have just completed a course in preparing to teach. They offer all manner of insights, from the amusing to the cautionary to the thought-provoking. Course tutors provide additional commentary, identifying key themes and structuring chapters and the whole book to mirror the process of learning to teach.
Each chapter takes a different facet of learning to teach, and issues covered include:observing experienced teachersinteraction with pupilsdiscussions with mentors and new colleaguesexploring the concept of `subject knowledge'what this means in practice.
Later chapters consider the many frameworks in which student-teachers will find themselves working, the Qualifying to Teach Standards included, but also acknowledging tacit frameworks such as the `hidden' curriculum.
Students who are thinking of learning to teach, applying for a course or just starting one, will find voices here that give them a sense of how it feels to work through that process. The book is a companion; its tone friendly, conversational, and relaxed. Even at the most testing times in a course, you can turn to Preparing to Teach: Learning from Experience and find voices that say `yes, I've felt like that too'.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 18 mm
'Very readable, and very likely to clarify the training experience helpfully for the intended reader.' - Teacher Trainer
'The combination of tutor commentary and student voice brings the process to life, and provides an amusing, cautionary and thoughtprovoking insight into the changing priorities of a trainee teacher.' - Educational Review, Vol. 61, No. 3, August 2009, 341-360
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