Your teacher training or professional development course will now probably include Masters level assessment and credits as teaching 'becomes an M-level profession' and a greater emphasis is placed on helping teachers develop deeper understandings about aspects of learning and teaching through a higher level of critical reflection.
This book will guide you through the various different aspects of doing M-level work at either primary or secondary stage, and help you to develop a deeper professional understanding.
Your ability to research and understand learning environments will form a key part of making you an inquisitive and better teacher, and engagement with research underpins the book.
Chapters include primary and secondary vignettes and examples to help link theory into practice, as well as reflective questions, activities and suggestions for further reading.
This book is relevant to all trainee and qualified teachers working across the age ranges of 7-19.
What Is the Book for?
Who Is the Book for?
How Might You Engage with the Book?
PART ONE: THE IMPORTANCE OF ENQUIRY IN ENHANCING LEARNING
Teacher Professionalism Today
Developing a Deeper Understanding of Learning
Considering Theories for Learning
The Student Teacher as Researcher
PART TWO: KEY METHODS AND WAYS OF DOING ENQUIRY
Looking at Classrooms
Doing Qualitative Research
Reading and Writing Critically
Doing Fieldwork: Interviews and Questionnaires
PART THREE: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND MOVING FROM STUDENT TO TEACHER
Working with Other Professionals
Developing Professionally at Masters-Level