Five sections cover education policy, professional skills, theory, practice and reflection. The authors provide teaching ideas that work, and that will help trainee teachers to improve their grades and lesson observation profiles. There is a clear explanation of the theoretical underpinning that must be grasped in order to pass written assignments, and Masters level debates are addressed throughout the book, with a dedicated chapter exploring academic themes and issues.

Moving on: Professional Formation and Continuing Professional Development

Moving on: Professional formation and continuing professional development


By the end of this chapter the reader will be able to:

  • understand the importance of professional identity;
  • reflect upon the training year as a basis for future professional development;
  • comprehend the role that practitioner research can play in continuing professional development;
  • possess a range of tools ready for interview and application processes;
  • understand the pivotal importance of continuing professional development for the years ahead.

Moving on … One Step at a Time

The point of training to be a teacher is to enter the profession. But then again, it is not this simple. You are best advised to enter the profession seeing it as another step along a continuous process of ...

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