Introduction to Education provides pre-service teachers with an overview of the context, craft and practice of teaching in Australian schools as they commence the journey from learner to classroom teacher. Each chapter poses questions about the nature of teaching students, and guides readers though the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. Incorporating recent research and theoretical literature, Introduction to Education presents a critical consideration of the professional, policy and curriculum contexts of teaching in Australia. The book covers theoretical topics in chapters addressing assessment, planning, safe learning environments, and working with colleagues, families, carers and communities. More practical chapters discuss professional experience and building a career after graduation. Rigorous in conception and practical in scope, Introduction to Education welcomes new educators to the theory and practical elements of teaching, learning, and professional practice.
Introduction to Education: Knowledge, Practice, Engagement
Part I. Introduction to Education: 1. What is a teacher?; 2. How do I prepare to be a teacher?; 3. Why is the education system organised this way?; 4. Who are my students?; Part II. Understanding Learning and Understanding Teaching: 5. How do students learn?; 6. Why are students taught this?; 7. How do I plan effective teaching and learning?; 8. How do I implement effective teaching and learning?; 9. How do I assess, provide feedback and report on learning?; 10. What is in a teacher's toolkit?; Part III. Working in Education Contexts: 11. How do I create and maintain supportive learning environments?; 12. How do I work with colleagues, parents, carers and the community?; Part IV. Developing Professional Practice: 13. How do I make the most of professional experience?; 14. When do I stop learning?