Developing teachers

One of my main interests is teacher education and continuing professional development, particularly the role played by teacher knowledge within that. I am interested in teacher subject knowledge, and in particular the way in which a teacher uses their academic discipline. I have written a wide variety of posts on this topic addressing the knowledge-base of expert teachers (including mentors) as well as the kinds of knowledge that new entrants to the profession might be expected to learn.

Subject knowledge and ITT

25 July 2014 // 15 Comments

The relationship between subject knowledge and initial teacher training is currently up for consideration once again. In the spirit of sharing, Christine Counsell – who [...]

What if?

26 September 2013 // 5 Comments

What if, in teacher training, we had the same amount of time and funding available as for the training of new doctors? Okay, I know that comparisons between medicine and [...]

Twenty ways to improve CPD

13 July 2013 // 0 Comments

Two years ago I arrived back from my Easter break to find that our training day would be led by an external consultant who would be training us on ‘critical thinking, [...]