I was reading the TES the other day and read an article about the future of teacher training under the new coalition government. The article talked about the fact that training might move away from Universities and the money transfered into schools so they can carry out the training.

I think that this is a good idea in principle. Teaching is something that needs to be cultivated and nurtured, and the best place to do this is in schools, with professionals who are ‘at the chalk face’. The only issue is the underlying pedagogy and theory behind education and learning could be ‘skimmed’ over, and students would not have the foundation of this theory to inform their teaching and philosophy.

Learning on the job, or training at university sometimes would make no difference, because the person is just not cut out for teaching. It’s not for everyone!