Part A: Challenges and dilemmas of teaching 1. So you want to be a teacher! Working in a changing context 2. Ethical Practice Part B: Understanding learning 3. Understanding learner diversity 4. The nature of learning 5. The learning environment 6. Teaching, learning and curriculum in a changing world Part C: The effective teacher 7. Teacher as learner 8. Planning and preparing for teaching 9. Communication in the educational environment 10. Managing the classroom learning environment 11. Investigating, assessing and reporting student learning 12. Building family-school-community partnerships 13. Working more broadly: Practitioner enquiry for knowledge-building schools Coda
Robyn Ewing is Professor of Teacher Education and the Arts in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney. A former primary teacher she works with both preservice and postgraduate teachers and alongside teachers in classrooms whenever possible. She is passionate about quality teaching and learning at all levels of education. Her own research and writing explores the experiences of early career teachers; teacher professional learning; and the use of drama with quality literature to enhance literacy learning. Rosie Le Cornu is Adjunct Associate Professor of Teacher Education in the School of Education at the University of South Australia. Rosie is an experienced primary teacher and teacher educator with a strong commitment to quality teaching and learning. She is passionate about incorporating the notions of reflection, collaboration and reciprocity into powerful teaching and learning experiences and is involved in numerous projects that support the development of such experiences. Susan Groundwater-Smith is Honorary Professor of Education in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney. For a number of years Susan has been associated with school education K-12 as a practitioner, researcher and advocate for student voice. She convenes the Coalition of Knowledge Building Schools, which brings together schools from every sector with cultural institutions such as the Australian Museum and the State Library of New South Wales.