Understanding the educational context

With regard to ‘Understanding the Educational Context’, teacher educators’ work is informed by an understanding of:

  • key features of the socio-cultural context and educational system (including educational policies) that influence teaching and learning
  • local pre-service and in-service teacher education systems
  • key aspects of teachers’ profiles, such as qualifications, experience and motivation teachers’ professional learning needs
  • features of their educational system that support and hinder teacher learning and change
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