ERIC Number: EJ1157009
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
So Who Teaches You?
Primary Science, n137 p5-7 Mar 2015
When Bob Kibble told an eight-year-old girl that he teaches teachers, she asked him, "So, who teaches you?" The question stopped him in his tracks, and has probably been the question that has made him think more than any other question. Kibble poses the following questions to those who are teachers or teachers of teachers whose professional days are occupied with the task of teaching and managing learning for young people: How and when do you get the chance to learn? When do you learn, and who teaches you? These questions are important to teaching professionals, and it is professionals' responsibility to take care of their own professional learning in order to remain updated in matters of curriculum, pedagogy, and the politics of education. This responsibility to keep updated is part of the definition of teaching as a profession. This article provides suggestions on how to continue professional learning. Kibble suggests ongoing professional development through attending a short course, utilizing peer observation and feedback, reading material on educational matters, returning to formal study, and engaging in reflective practice.
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Reflective Teaching, Teaching (Occupation), Professional Continuing Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Feedback (Response), Teacher Effectiveness, Science Instruction, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Education Level: Adult Education
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