chapter  5
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Learning to teach as the development of practice

ByDAVID BOUD, ANGELA BREW

The assumption in most professions is that initial pre-service courses are a necessary preparation for practice. These courses are typically knowledge-and theory-rich and involve some elements of application through supervised placements. The front-end loading of coursework remains the dominant model worldwide and higher education institutions are organised around the provision of such programmes for pre-service and early career professionals in many disciplines.