Too many cooks or too many recipes? The CDT student on teaching practice

Fred Adamson
1989, Vol. 21, No. 2,

Abstract


There is general agreement between teachers in school, lecturers in teacher education and students in training on the importance of teaching practice to initial teacher education courses. It not only provides a vital learning experience but is also the arena in which a student is expected to prove his competence for the award of qualified teacher status. This dual role assigned to teaching practice, experiential learning on the one hand and assessment process on the other, is one of a number of factors which make teaching practice a most complex activity and present student, teacher and tutor with a series of dilemmas about its supervision and assessment.


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