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Colin Marsh (2010) Becoming a Teacher : Knowledge, Skills and Issues. 5th edition, Frenchs Forrest : Pearson Education Australia, 459 pages. [Book Review]

Henderson, Deborah J. (2011) Colin Marsh (2010) Becoming a Teacher : Knowledge, Skills and Issues. 5th edition, Frenchs Forrest : Pearson Education Australia, 459 pages. [Book Review]. Curriculum Perspectives, 31(1), pp. 81-82.

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    Abstract

    In the preface to the fifth edition of Becoming a Teacher, Colin Marsh reminds us that teachers need to have passion, energy and a commitment to enhance students’ learning. This most recent edition certainly provides examples of the author’s wide ranging knowledge and depth of insights that reflect his own commitment to inspirational and dedicated teaching practice. The fifth edition shares those characteristics which made previous editions so worthwhile. Most notable is the subtle but significant dual theme of Marsh’s narrative. That is, first, teaching is a vehicle for increasing the life opportunities of students, and second, teaching is profession that requires continual commitment and critical reflection. These are very important messages for any course that develops teaching methodology. Becoming a Teacher continues to be structured in five readable sections, however the 2010 edition has some exciting new features that warrant the attention of teacher educators and their pre-service students.

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    ID Code: 41963
    Item Type: Review
    Keywords: national curriculum, pedagogy, teaching strategies, learning experiences, assessment
    ISSN: 0159 - 7868
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
    Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
    Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
    Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 The Australian Curriculum Studies Association.
    Deposited On: 15 Jun 2011 11:27
    Last Modified: 15 Jun 2011 11:28

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