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.

The Habits of a Good Teacher

The habits of a good teacher


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

  • define the term ‘reflective practitioner’;
  • see the importance of the idea of reflection for teacher training;
  • apply the idea of reflection to the day-to-day practice of a professional teacher;
  • apply the usefulness of diary- and journal-keeping to the process of teacher education and training and the recording of ‘critical incidents’;
  • understand the relationship between reflection and the teacher's professional identity.

Becoming a Reflective Practitioner

Initial teacher training qualifications are a journey in which those taking part are able to construct a professional identity and through which in-service trainees are able to further reinforce and shape their already existing identity.

It has long been recognized ...

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