Reflections Essay

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ED 250 REFLECTIONS 1
The Need for Teacher Education .
The week two lectures had highlighted an important issue which has come under a lot of criticisms for the past years. This was the need for teacher education. Although many critics still feel that teacher education is a waste of time or that field experience is more important. Most do not realize that the need of teacher’s professional development is essential for the improvement of education all over the world and thus the expectancy for quality teacher education is becoming higher every day.
First off, there are countless criticisms to the need for teacher education. However the two that I will focus on are firstly, the critic that teachers are “born and not made.” I feel that in order to be become a good teacher , you must learn the skills, knowledge as well get the experience to achieve the goal of being or becoming a good teacher. I do not agree with the statement that teachers are born ; for ...view middle of the document...

Also it isn’t always about knowing your subject content , although it is essential. But I feel that it’s also about being a role model , students in the classroom will automatically look up to their teachers and it’s our responsibility to take the time out to listen to and understand them . To help and guide them into becoming responsible citizens by passing them values such as respect and honesty. Etc.
Moving on, a statement from the lecture that really got me thinking was “the essence of a good school is quality teaching and that effective schools are only effective to the extent that they have effective teachers” ( Coxon , 2000;389) So exactly , what makes an effective teacher. From reading various texts and from my module 1 teaching practicum experience, I have come to learn that being an effective teacher has a lot to do with adaptation. All students are different; and so we know that different people learn differently so to be effective you need to be flexible enough to teach outside of your learning pattern. To see what works for your class; visual aids, group work , lots of examples and so forth – to be flexible. Also beyond learning style is the ability to adapt to the students personalities and life’s experiences. I think having the ability of making your classroom a place where the students feel that they can be themselves while still being aware of your expectations is important. Ultimately, I strongly believe that this is exactly what teacher education equips upcoming teachers with, the ability to be flexible in your teaching style, the knowledge of various teaching methods in order to ensure that students reach high levels of learning.
To conclude, teacher education is important because it equips upcoming teachers with essential skills and knowledge. It prepares me to move comfortably between the status of teacher and learner , it helps me shift attention from my subject to my students and how they learn in the subject that is , develop effective pedagogy , and importantly it prepares me to cater for all students.
Approx. – ( 645 words)
Name : Selai Cavunisautu ( s11096210)

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