SUMMARY: Learning to Teach #1: Making sense of learning to teach

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Here is my summary of the open learning course: Learning to Teach – making sense of learning to teach.

I have learnt a lot from this course so I recommend you to have a look at it.

Here is my summary of the open learning course: Learning to Teach – making sense of learning to teach.

I have learnt a lot from this course so I recommend you to have a look at it.

Learning to Teach – Introduction
4 steps:
1.     Making sense of ‘Learning to Teach’
– How do people learn to become teachers?
– The different ways people can become a teacher (qualification routes, etc.)
– Learn the philosophical and practical differences between each of the approaches to how people learn to teach
2.    Mentoring and tutoring student teachers
– The role of mentors (in schools) in supporting student teachers
– The role of tutors (in university) in supporting student teachers
– The similarities and differences between the roles of mentors and tutors
– Working effectively together to help student teachers critically reflect on their experiences (in a structured way)
3.    Becoming a reflective practitioner
– Why critical reflection is critical to become a successful teacher
– What is reflective practice?
– How to ensure that reflective practice leads to learning?
– Being able to transfer your learning to new contexts, and not be stuck in one particular context.
– The different models of critical reflection.
– Structuring your practice and evaluating the reflection process.
4.     An introduction to classroom research
– Is undertaking classroom research an effective form of CPD?
– A basic introduction to research design
– Two methodologies of classroom research (Case study and Action research)
– How to design and develop your own research project

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