This book presents a variety of perspectives on teacher education for a fast-changing world. It deepens the discourse on teacher education and specifically considers teacher education in light of the technological advancements of the Fourth Industrial Revolution as well as education in times of uncertainty.
Drawing on examples from South Africa and showcasing international authors, the book offers a nuanced evaluation of how teacher education might adapt for the future. It explores the tension between the perennial in education and the unpredictability of the future and asks the question of how teacher education can contend with these tensions and how teachers can prepare for unexpected circumstances. Chapters draw on the science of learning and foreground lessons learned from the abrupt move of teacher education online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The book invokes these themes to reimagine and strengthen teacher education for the future, presenting reports on research, case studies, and theoretical stances.
Future-Proofing Teacher Education explores what is relevant in teacher education in the 21st century and will be a key reading for researchers, academics, and post-graduate students of teacher education, technology in education, and digital education.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part 1|60 pages
Current and future relevance of teacher education
part 2|33 pages
Relevance in teacher education and the science of learning
part 3|76 pages
Teacher development for a fast-changing world
part 4|30 pages
Learning for teacher education during and from the COVID-19 pandemic