If we are interested in changing education, we need more than ever to be interested in teacher education, teacher knowledge and teacher learning. If we want to encourage different approaches to teaching and learning, and new relationships between pupils and teachers, we need to understand the ways in which teachers come to learn, adapt and make such new approaches a reality. If schools are to become ‘learning organisations’, with the confidence and capability to adapt to rather than be buffeted by change, we need to invest considerable time and attention to the question of how teachers as professionals can best manage their own learning and development throughout their professional lives.
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