What is it to be a teacher? In 2014, five years into my career as a primary school teacher, I would have answered that question with a story of early promise as a trainee and professional success...Continue reading
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Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we’re all going through a period unlike any we have ever experienced. With respect to teaching and learning, students can’t attend school and universities – and...Continue reading
Placing the subject at the heart of initial teacher education: How do mentors focus on subject specifics within lesson observation feedback?
Despite written lesson observation feedback being valued by beginning teachers (Hobson, Ashby, Malderez, & Tomlinson, 2009) and perceived as a mechanism to link theory and practice (Puttick,...Continue reading
The importance of the wider context: How an ecological approach can assist in understanding ICT take-up
Those researching technology use in education often switch between excessive optimism and excessive pessimism. They see the opportunities that new technology offers for creativity and a more...Continue reading
The connection between metacognition and reflexivity might feel like a relatively academic link to make but, for the two of us, it is about securing practitioner enquiry in the teacher domain...Continue reading
This blog post will address two questions: When studying the teaching profession, why combine the concepts of teacher autonomy and teacher agency? And why compare such different national settings...Continue reading
The BERA Bites series presents selected articles from the BERA Blog on key topics in education, presented in an easily printable and digestible format to serve as teaching and learning...
The key teacher education policy issue at the 2019 general election is the initial teacher education (ITE) content framework for England, rushed out in the dying hours of the Conservative...Continue reading