Publication date:08 April 2014
Length of book:200 pages
Essential reading if you are considering making an application for primary initial teacher education or preparing to begin your programme. It introduces you to a range of perspectives on teaching and teacher education and guides you through the application process to ensure you choose the training route that’s right for you and achieve a successful result.
Key chapters cover developing your subject knowledge in English and mathematics, understanding the curriculum, the nature of learning, assessment, behaviour issues and inclusive teaching. Useful features such as jargon busters, progress checklists and case studies make the material accessible and help you navigate the ‘new landscape’ of teacher education. In addition the text encourages you to reflect critically on your school experiences of learning and teaching and uses example of theory, research and practice to help you develop an informed stance on important themes.
I thoroughly enjoyed this text and have added it to the pre-course reading list. I thought it was highly contemporary, filled a gap in the market and would be very useful for those who are considering teaching and applying for teaching routes.