A role model: Scottish Teachers for a New Era

27th May 2005 at 01:00
* Primary BEd to include more arts and sciences courses.

* Deeper curriculum content knowledge.

* Broader study across the university plus a requirement to do work experience outwith schools to challenge values and attitudes.

* Classroom practice to be modelled on a medical "clinical internship" where investigating learning, teaching and pupil achievement become the prime focus.

* Class teachers to become "mentor and co-investigator" with the student during BEd programme and in the two years beyond.

* Course to embed more evidence-gathering to enable teachers to test their effectiveness in relation to pupil gains.

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