• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

Covering both primary and secondary teaching, this handbook offers support to those delivering school-based teacher training. By identifying best practice, the book shows you how to develop your professional knowledge and become an effective teacher educator and mentor.

Topics covered include: Strategies for coaching and mentoring trainee teachers; Teacher training in schools; Links between teacher education and recent research; How to develop your own identity as a teacher educator

Packed with case studies of good practice, models of successful teaching and activities to try, this practical book leads you through a professional development process that will enable you to be confident and secure in your practice.

An essential guide for tutors, mentors and all those involved in staff development in schools, the book is also useful for experienced teachers in schools who are taking on training roles and supporting and mentoring newly qualified teachers.

How to Nurture the Development of Subject Knowledge for Teaching
How to nurture the development of subject knowledge for teaching

In developing subject knowledge our aim is to enable trainees to reason soundly and to use their knowledge base to provide the underpinning for their teaching. For primary trainees there is a broad range of subject knowledge required for teaching across the subject areas on the curriculum of their school, whereas for secondary trainees there will be a smaller range of subjects to explore in greater depth.

Imagine your trainee is standing at a particular place, A, ...

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