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This comprehensive textbook looks at current issues in learning and teaching across the three key areas of policy, learning and practice. It will help you to think critically on your Education course, and to make connections between the processes of learning and the practicalities of teaching. Contemporary Issues in Learning and Teaching addresses key issues in primary, secondary and special education. The contributors reflect on current thinking and policy surrounding learning and teaching, and what it means to be a teacher today. Looking at the practice of teaching in a wider context allows you to explore some of the issues you will face, and the evolving expectations of your role in a policy-led environment. The book focuses on core areas of debate including education across different contexts and settings, teaching in an inclusive environment, and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for practitioners.This essential text can be used across undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including BEd/BA degrees, initial teacher-training courses, and Masters in Education programs.

Professional Identity
Professional identity
FionaPatrick and AlastairMcPhee

All professionals develop a sense of themselves in relation to the work they do. Some will form a clearer sense of professional identity than others, and will consciously reflect on the values, attitudes, beliefs and behaviours which underpin their practice. Overall, this book argues the importance of each teacher articulating and justifying their own stance as an educator. Part of this process involves teachers considering who they are as professionals, in other words, in shaping their professional identity. Conscious reflection on professional identity and how it informs practice can help teachers to understand how they respond to various professional situations, and to decide whether or not these responses ...

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