Should there be a core curriculum for Initial Teacher Education? Five go on an epistemological adventure.

Mari Cruice, L Smith, G Cliff-Hodges, R Roberts

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This piece of ‘fiction written under oath’ (Bridges, 2003) creates an imaginary online conversation between five teacher educators. The academics are developing their response to a proposal for a core curriculum in Initial Teacher Education (ITE) made in a paper by an influential, English commentator, Tom Bennett, entitled "Moving towards an evidence informed teaching profession." The group argues against a core curriculum for ITE and highlights the need for everyone involved in discussions about research literacy in education to engage with epistemological insights from a range of writers including Dilthey, Gadamer and Biesta.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2017

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