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Join us for an in-person launch celebrating the publication of Becoming A Teacher - Issues in Secondary Education. 

Cover of Becoming a Teacher book.

This is the 6th edition of the book, which remains the ultimate guide for PGCE students, at King's and beyond.

It is a primer in the core areas of teaching policy, assessment and curriculum planning, while also covering the relevant issues facing educators and students today. Grounded in contemporary research and empirical evidence, Becoming a Teacher provides a critical yet accessible exploration of the complexities involved in starting a career in education.

New chapters include topics such as wellbeing and mental health, social justice, decolonising the curricula and how to develop teacher identity when starting a career. Themes such as digital pedagogy now run through the core of the book, reflecting the future of our education system.

Buy the book and collect it at the book launch >

The event will be in-person only so there is the opportunity for everyone to meet new and old faces over drinks and nibbles, as well as a celebratory cake!

There will be short spoken interventions to celebrate the publication of the 6th edition of Becoming a Teacher, from the following people:

  1. Prof Meg Maguire, Professor of Sociology of Education, School of Education, Communication & Society, King's College London. Prof Maguire has been instrumental in the publication of this book from its first edition.
  2. Dr Simon Gibbons, Senior Lecturer in English Education and Director of Teacher Education, School of Education, Communication & Society, King's College London. Dr Gibbons is another co-author of the 6th edition of the book.
  3. Prof Clare Brooks, Professor of Education, UCL Institute of Education.
  4. Amiera Darwish, 2021 alumna of PGCE Chemistry, King's College London.

The book will be on sale at the event, with the possibility to get it signed by the authors.


Who is the event for?

The event is free and open to all.

We recommend it for:

  • students and alumni of the School of Education, Communication & Society,
  • prospective students and anyone thinking of doing a Master's in education or a PGCE,
  • NQTs and teachers who want to move into leadership roles,
  • anyone with an interest in educational research.

Please register in advance so we can plan our catering needs.


Where is it?

The event will take place at the Terrace Café in Macadam Building, on Strand Campus, WC2R 2NS - best to enter through Surrey Street.

Find out how to get there on the King's website, and also on this map.

At this event


Reader in English Education Director of Teacher Education

Melissa Glackin

Reader in Science & Environmental Education

Meg Maguire 850px

Professor of Sociology of Education