Teacher Education and Development

The group covers research in initial teacher education, continuing professional development and teachers’ careers.The aims of the Teacher Education and Development SIG are:

  • to bring together all those with a special interest in the full continuum of teacher education – initial teacher education, induction, early professional development continuing professional development, accomplished teaching/advanced certification and leadership preparation/development across school and higher education settings;
  • to promote UK-wide, comparative and international perspectives on contemporary developments in policy and practice for teacher education and teaching across the life course;
  • to promote research on and for teacher education, including consideration of the work and identities of teachers and teacher educators;
  • to explore and theorise the links between knowledge creation and identity across the continuum of student, teacher and teacher educator learning.

Latest SIG Content

Am I actually teaching historical thinking and reasoning?

30 November 2018 | Blog

Many teachers find it difficult to operationalise ideas from the literature and envisage ‘what it looks like in the classroom’. Teaching historical thinking and reasoning (HTR) is a good example of this. It has been an important educational... [...]

Re-imagining a curriculum for teacher knowledge

23 February 2019 | Event

A BCF Event for schools, colleges and universities What do teachers do?  How we answer this question has implications for what they need to know and how, where and when they learn to be teachers.  Policy and practice across the devolved... [...]

A new tool to help teachers as digital learning designers

30 October 2018 | Blog

We began with a sense of mission: to support teachers in making effective use of learning technologies. Educational research has done little so far to help teachers into the digital age; policy hardly anything at all. Teacher professional... [...]

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