Understanding ourselves as teachers
- To explore your learning experiences
- To reflect on your decision to get into teaching
- To discuss your attitudes towards education
- To develop an awareness of your own biography into teaching
- To develop insight into our identity and work as a teacher
Knowing our sector and our students
Learning and teaching through life
The suggestions for Further Readings below, as for each chapter on this website, follow the structure of the printed book chapter. So, in this instance, we begin with a discussion about our journeys into teaching, before beginning to explore our sector, its learners and their reasons for continuing or returning to education. We finish the chapter by introducing the concept of reflection, our views about teaching and what impact these views will have for a teacher in FAVE.
For a discussion on the theme of “teacher-self” and teachers as autonomous individuals see:
Zembylas, M. (2003) Interrogating “Teacher Identity”: Emotion, Resistance and self-formation. Educational Theory V53, I1, Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
For an insight into who our learners are and why they return to study:
Scanlon, L. (2008) 'Adults' motives for returning to study: the role of self-authoring', Studies In Continuing Education, V30, I1, pp. 17-32, Professional Development Collection, EBSCOhost.