Developing a Pedagogy of Teacher Education Understanding Teaching and Learning about Teaching

ISBN-10: 0415367271

ISBN-13: 9780415367271

Edition: 2006

Authors: John Loughran

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Developing a Pedagogy of Teacher Education demonstrates how teacher educators genuinely need to understand that a pedagogy of teacher education must go way beyond the transmission of information about teaching. The book purposefully portrays and explores the complex nature of teaching and learning about teaching and illustrates how important teacher educators' professional knowledge is and how that knowledge must impact teacher education practices. The book comprises two main sections. Section one is concerned with the notion of teaching about teaching and highlights important aspects of the knowledge and skills about practice that require teacher educators to be more than just good teachers. Loughran shows that the distinction between teaching student-teachers and teaching them about teaching is crucial. Teacher educators, he says, must unpack for student-teachers the pedagogical expertise that allows practice to push beyond the technical-rational, or tips-and-tricks approach, to teachingabout teaching in a way that displays the appropriate attitudes, knowledge and skills of teaching itself. Section two focuses on learning about teaching drawing attention to how student-teachers must recognize and respond to two competing agenda as they learn about teaching. Student teachers need to not only concentrate on learning what is being taught but also the way in which that teaching is conducted. These two competing agenda demand that teacher educators respond appropriately in the way they teach about teaching so that both agenda are simultaneously be addressed. This is a challenging but exciting book that overtly values teaching about teaching and pushes the knowledge of practice in teacher education in such a way as to enhance the valuing of teacher educators knowledge, skills and ability in shaping the learning about teaching that they attempt to create for their student teachers.
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Book details

List price: $55.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/16/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Faculty of Education, Monash University, Australia

Acknowledgements
Introduction: Developing a pedagogy of teacher education - What does that really mean?
Teaching about teaching
Being a teacher educator: A focus on pedagogy
Teaching: A problematic enterprise
Making the tacit explicit
A shared language: Conceptualizing knowledge for a pedagogy of teacher education
Principles of practice
Learning about teaching
Being a student of teaching
From student to teacher: The place of effective reflective practice
Student-teacher as researcher: Recognizing and valuing the development of professional knowledge
Learning through experience: Students of teaching researching their own practice
Teacher education as a beginning not an end
Conclusion: Enacting a pedagogy of teacher education
References
Index
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