Practice-based teacher training: a framework for design and facilitation

From Harry Fletcher-Wood

Improving Teaching

This is an attempt to codify how teacher educators and facilitators can use practice in teacher training.  It derives from the Teacher Squared conference, hosted at Relay Graduate School of Education and collates what I learned from the Teach Like a Champion Practice Perfect workshop and three years designing and leading practice-based training.

The idea is to provide a framework for trainers designing sessions, and a menu for facilitators.  I’ve put explanatory notes on terms used below, as well as links to other posts on practice-based training, but if you don’t believe practice is essential in teacher training, I recommend skipping here straight away.  (You can click on the tables for larger versions, or download them as slides here).  All this said, this is a fairly tentative draft, and critique would be most welcome.

1) What kind of practice?

This is a framework for selecting from the types of practice available to training designers…

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