Understanding the Landscape of Teaching

Designed for Introduction to Teaching or Foundations of Education courses. Understanding the Landscape of Teaching is intended to help pre-service teachers understand the educational universe. This book provides opportunities for pre-service teachers to engage in conversations about teaching that are informed by current knowledge and professional wisdom. This book looks at teaching through six interconnected dimensions: Assumptions: Clarifying the Old and Exposing the New, Case Studies and Stories: Vignettes of Life in Schools, Teaching Qualities: Fundamental Considerations for Learning and Teaching, Current Research: Information for Thinking and Decision-Making, Knowledge: Essential for Professional Competence, Theory to Practice: Strategies and Ideas for Course or Group.