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Learning to teach: making sense of learning to teach
Learning to teach: making sense of learning to teach

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1 Views of learning to teach

Activity 1: Reasons to become a teacher

Listen to the clip of Jonny Saunders explaining why he decided to become a teacher.

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Reflect on the reasons why you decided to become a teacher, and what you had to or will need to learn.

Key to understanding the different routes into ITE is to understand how different providers consider the role and nature of teacher education. Although this discussion draws on research to provide an introduction to thinking about this area, many of the ideas are contested and it is difficult to portray particular approaches as black and white, with many courses occupying a position somewhere in between. Therefore, the following discussion will provide an introduction to considering these perspectives.