#53ideas 22 – There is often a gap between teachers’ thinking and their practice


Earlier items have stressed both the importance of teachers’ thinking about teaching – particularly their conceptions of teaching – and the need for reflection in developing teaching. It isn’t just skills or practices that need to change and develop in order to become a better teacher, it is the teacher’s rationales for these practices. This has led to a strong emphasis on reflection and a parallel emphasis on reading and theory, in most ‘training’ programmes for university teachers.

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