Teacher Education for Transformative Agency: Critical Perspectives on Design, Content and Pedagogy
Keywords:Teaching students, transformation of teachers, practical learning, PGCE, curriculum studies, teacher ethics, stellenbosch university
Many teacher education programs globally are undergoing significant changes in response to government policy, imperatives driven by global competitiveness, as well as local conditions. This is particularly relevant in the South African context where teacher education seeks to navigate from the ravages of apartheid education towards addressing the developmental needs of the majority of its citizens.
This book records and explores efforts by academic staff members within the Faculty of Education at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, responding to the demands of a new program in initial teacher education. It brings together diverse views seeking to present a coherent program in the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). It examines how curriculum design unfolds across disciplines in the program, and crucially, the commonalities in the presentation of course material. Lecturers examine the purpose, structure and content of their teaching as they engage with putting democratic policy goals into practice in the core, as well as subject-specific modules of the program.
IntroductionPurpose, outline and contribution of the book
Practical Learning for Ethical Agency in Teaching
Teaching Educational PsychologyCreating an Epistemological Disposition
Teaching a New GenerationImplications for Curriculum Studies
Auto-ethnographic Reflections on an Education Governance, Leadership and Management Module
Teacherly being and Becoming on the PGCE ProgrammeThe Early Emergence of Students’ Reflexive Mediations of Curriculum Knowledge and Pedagogy on the History and Sociology of Education Module
Teaching Business Ethics to Pre-service TeachersAn Integrated Approach
Exploring Pre-service Science Teachers’ Epistemic Agency to Develop their Pedagogy for Science Teaching
An Agenda for Reinventing Teacher Education in South AfricaNext Steps for Deliberation
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