Preparing to Teach : Learning from Experience, Paperback / softback Book

Preparing to Teach : Learning from Experience Paperback / softback

Edited by Jeff Battersby, Dr. John Gordon


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'.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 224 pages, 4 Line drawings, black and white; 7 Tables, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Society & social sciences
  • ISBN: 9780415300964



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