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 (NQTs).
Elizabeth White and Joy Jarvis both teach in the School of Education, at the University of Hertfordshire.
PART ONE: HOW TEACHER EDUCATORS DEVELOP THEIR OWN PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING The Professional Development of Teacher Educators - Elizabeth White and Joy Jarvis A Whole-School Approach to Professional Development - Mike Stevens Becoming a Teacher Educator: Developing a New Aspect to Your Identity - Joy Jarvis PART TWO: ASPECTS OF THE PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE OF TEACHER EDUCATORS The Pedagogy of Teacher Educators - Joy Jarvis and Elizabeth White Enhancing Professional Learning Conversations - Sally Graham How to Nurture the Development of Subject Knowledge for Teaching - Elizabeth White Providing the Right Mix of Support and Challenge - Phil Lenten Practical and Experiential Support for Trainees - Lynn Chapman and Bushra Connors Developing Your Practice through Engaging with Educational Literature - Lara Fuller, Hilary Taylor and Amanda Roberts Practice-Based Enquiry as a Basis for Change - Amanda Roberts and Hilary Taylor References Index