As the pace of cultural, economic, scientific and cultural change throughout the world is increasing rapidly, new demands are being placed on teachers, and these imply a range of widely different expectations for teacher development. In this module, teacher development is studied from a variety of perspectives, including those of culture, history and social behaviours. This module draws on a range of theoretical concepts drawn from the sociology of work, organisation theory, philosophy and psychology to illuminate these changes and explore their implications. Various concepts relating to teachers work - from that of the professional to that of the craft worker - are considered differences among these crucially impact on the approaches, content and expectations relating to teacher development. Also crucial to these aspects of teacher development include culture and national history and ethos, economic context and aspirations. Concepts such as the reflective practice, collaborative work including mentorship, models for development, appraisal, and teacher identity and ethical practice are considered.
*Please note that although all of the module information is correct for the 2020/21 academic year, it is subject to change for subsequent academic years.
Professor Chris Winch
Module assessment - more information
- 1 x 6,000 word assignment (100%)