Mutant teachers will help our pupils to evolve

Don’t be afraid of the rise of a new breed of teacher trained to work in both primary and secondary

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On Friday 15 September, in the imposing grandeur of Old Moray House in one of the oldest educational establishments in the world, the University of Edinburgh officially launched a new two-year programme. The MSc Transformative Learning and Teaching (MSc TLT) has an explicit focus on social justice and activist professionalism – and is unique in that it will produce teachers at master’s level to teach across both primary and secondary schools.

That same morning, an article by Emma Seith was published in Tes Scotland describing our cohort on the programme as “a new breed of teacher” (“Primary, ...

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