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Learning to Teach: Track 2

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Would you give up a successful broadcasting career to become a teacher? What are the challenges facing modern teachers? Becoming a teacher requires learning a variety of skills, from reflective learning to mentoring, and in this series we follow two student teachers currently on the Open University PGCE course as they learn about their profession. We hear personal testimony and actuality from classrooms, mentoring and tutoring sessions, giving an insight into how teachers can develop their skills throughout their careers. The series Learning to Teach also includes the personal testimony from former Radio 2 broadcaster Jonny Saunders, who gave up his career working alongside Chris Evans to become a teacher, and reflections from broadcaster and author Tom Holland, children's television presenter Sidney Sloane and actor Mark Williams on the teachers that inspired them.

By: The OpenLearn team (The Open University,)

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Track 2: Making sense of teaching

OU tutors Sarah Vaughan and Dave Smith introduce the concept of initial teacher education and career-long reflective learning


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Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 What makes a good teacher?    Tom Holland, Sidney Sloane and Mark Williams reflect on their school days and the teachers that shaped them. Play now What makes a good teacher?
2 Making sense of teaching    OU tutors Sarah Vaughan and Dave Smith introduce the concept of initial teacher education and career-long reflective learning Play now Making sense of teaching
3 What is reflective practice?    OU tutors Sarah Vaughan and Dave Smith describe what makes an effective student teacher and the imprtance of reflective practice Play now What is reflective practice?
4 What’s in a name? Mentoring and tutoring explained    OU tutors Sarah Vaughan and Dave Smith and school school Hannah Watson describe the difference between tutors and mentor Play now What’s in a name? Mentoring and tutoring explained
5 Jonny Saunders: from broadcaster to teacher    The former Radio 2 broadcaster tells why he gave up his career working alongside Chris Evans to become a teacher. Play now Jonny Saunders: from broadcaster to teacher

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