Your teacher training or professional development course will now probably include Masters level assessment and credits as teaching 'becomes an M-level profession' and a greater emphasis is placed on helping teachers develop deeper understandings about aspects of learning and teaching through a higher level of critical reflection. This book will guide you through the various different aspects of doing M-level work at either primary or secondary stage, and help you to develop a deeper professional understanding. Your ability to research and understand learning environments will form a key part of making you an inquisitive and better teacher, and engagement with research underpins the book. Chapters include primary and secondary vignettes and examples to help link theory into practice, as well as reflective questions, activities and suggestions for further reading. This book is relevant to all trainee and qualified teachers working across the age ranges of 7-19.
Simon Hoult is Programme Director of the Secondary PGCE at Canterbury Christ Church University. He teaches on the professional studies course and is subject leader for geography. Before working in higher education he held teaching and management positions in secondary schools and LEAs.
Introduction What Is the Book for? Who Is the Book for? How Might You Engage with the Book? PART ONE: THE IMPORTANCE OF ENQUIRY IN ENHANCING LEARNING Teacher Professionalism Today Developing a Deeper Understanding of Learning Considering Theories for Learning The Student Teacher as Researcher PART TWO: KEY METHODS AND WAYS OF DOING ENQUIRY Looking at Classrooms Observing Children Doing Qualitative Research Reading and Writing Critically Doing Fieldwork: Interviews and Questionnaires PART THREE: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND MOVING FROM STUDENT TO TEACHER Working with Other Professionals Developing Professionally at Masters-Level
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