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  • Teaching practice, perspectives and frameworks
  • Taole (Editor)
  • ISBN: 9780627031182
  • eISBN: N/A
  • ePub ISBN: 9780627032356
  • 224 Pages | Published: 2015

It is through teaching practice that student teachers develop important professional knowledge about themselves, about teachers, about learners, about their communities, and about the teaching profession itself. Teaching practice, perspectives and frameworks is an essential guide for both student and experienced teachers, providing them with perspectives and theories underlying teaching practice in the context of all South African schools. Teaching practice, perspectives and frameworks will equip undergraduate education students with the knowledge and skills to reflect on various practical aspects of teaching, leading to better education practice and thus improving their performance. Each chapter begins with a number of cognitive learning outcomes, and ends with several topics for discussion. Relevant aspects, theories and practical applications are integrated by means of activities designed to guide student teachers, as well as experienced teachers, in applying their own understanding of their teaching practice.

Contents include the following:

  • Requirements for being a competent teacher
  • Content and curriculum knowledge
  • Approaches to diversity in the classroom
  • Learning styles
  • Integration of information and communication technology
  • Mentoring and coaching skills

Teaching practice, perspectives and frameworks is aimed at both new and experienced teachers.

PART A Theoretical dimensions and global perspectives on teaching practice
Chapter 1 A positive and enriching teaching practice experience
Chapter 2 Contextualising teaching practice as a component of teacher education
Chapter 3 Teacher professional knowledge and teaching in the 21st century
Chapter 4 Scaffolding and blended learning models to teaching practice and teacher development: a narrative perspective
Chapter 5 Diversity education in the classroom

PART B The practical aspects of teaching practice
Chapter 6 Integration of information and communication technology into teaching practice
Chapter 7 Microteaching
Chapter 8 Supervising teaching practice in schools
Chapter 9 Mentor teachers for teaching practice
Chapter 10 Assessment in practical teaching
Chapter 11 Reflective teaching
Chapter 12 Reflective practice in teacher education

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