Various knowledges that teachers need... learning how to imitate...
Pedagogical content knowledge
Contextual knowledge - each pupil's strengths and weaknesses
Theoretical knowledge - how memory works (from working memory to long term memory...)
Matt talks about some myths of teaching:
- Belief in the myth that teachers are born not made undervalues the importance of teacher training.
- If you know something you can teach it.
- Teaching is only moderately difficult
The Institute of Teaching gets a plug at the end.
Thanks to Keith Hicks for the tipoff...