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We should send teachers out on work experience, too

Would teachers benefit from work experience placements in different industries?

Amy* has been teaching for five years. She spent the first couple of years learning the ropes, building up her confidence, building a rapport with her colleagues and students. She deploys her teaching wisdom with ease. But she’s got itchy feet. It’s time to learn something new.

She browses a range of CPD conferences, considers starting a blog or a podcast, and even looks further afield to higher positions in different colleges.

But what if the best learning opportunity wasn’t in any of those places? What if it wasn’t even in education? What if it was, actually, in industry?

These are ...

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