Learning to Teach in a New Era is a comprehensive resource that equips preservice teachers with foundational knowledge and skills.
Learning to Teach in a New Era prepares preservice teachers to embrace the opportunities and meet the challenges of teaching in the twenty-first century. Closely aligned with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) and the Australian Curriculum, this book is an invaluable resource for early childhood, primary and secondary preservice teachers that can be carried through their entire degree and into the workplace. The text is divided into three parts: professional knowledge, professional practice and professional engagement. Students will gain an understanding of the teaching profession and the policies and laws that govern it; develop practical skills in pedagogy, technology, curriculum, assessment and reporting, planning and classroom management; and learn vital skills in communication and ethical practice. Each printed text comes with a unique access code to the interactive ebook. Fully integrated with the print book, this enhanced version houses useful assessment tools such as questions and video resources.
Jeanne Allen is Associate Professor of Teacher Education at Griffith University. She has worked in tertiary education since 2005 after an extensive career in secondary teaching and school leadership. Jeanne was an Associate Editor for Higher Education Research and Development from 2010 to 2015 and is currently a co-editor of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education. She is a member of the Griffith Institute for Educational Research and is co-leader of the Teacher Education Program. Simone White is Professor and newly appointed as the Assistant Dean (International and Engagement) in the Faculty of Education at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Simone has previously held the Chair of Teacher Education at Monash University and led the Academic Community leader for the Teacher Education, Arts, Language and Professional Learning group. She is the immediate Past President of the Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA).Simone is currently Lead Chief Investigator of an OLT-funded project titled 'Engaging and partnering with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents and community to improve student outcomes'. Simone sits on the Editorial Board of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education.
Part I. Introduction: 1. Teaching in the 21st century Jeanne Allen and Simone White; Part II. Professional Knowledge: 2. Understanding the education landscape: policy, practice and context Simone White; 3. Effective pedagogy for student learning Anne Coffey; 4. Teaching with digital technologies Kelly Carabott, Amber McLeod and Catherine Lang; Part III. Professional Practice: 5. Curriculum, assessment and reporting Madonna Stinson and Suzanne Henden; 6. Planning for teaching Linley Cornish, Michelle Bannister-Tyrell, Jennifer Charteris, Kathy Jenkins and Margeurite Jones; 7. Student diversity, education and social justice Leonie Rowan; 8. Understanding classroom management Jeanne Allen and Michelle Ronksley-Pavia; 9. Creating engaging and motivating learning environments Andrea Reupert and Stuart Woodcock; Part IV: Professional Engagement: 10. Communication skills with students, staff and parents/caregivers Wendy Goff; 11. Becoming a teaching professional: ethical and legal issues Elaine Sharplin, Christine Howitt, Deborah Wake.