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.

part 1|60 pages

Current and future relevance of teacher education

chapter Chapter 1|14 pages

A framework for initial teacher education in an uncertain and fast-changing world

ByRika Kroon, Sarah Gravett

chapter Chapter 2|17 pages

Using concept mapping to ensure adaptable and responsive curriculum development and learning designs

ByDavid M. Kennedy, Carmel McNaught

chapter Chapter 4|14 pages

Science teacher education for current and future relevance

ByUmesh Ramnarain, Mafor Penn, Daniel Capps, Ying-Shao Hsu

part 2|33 pages

Relevance in teacher education and the science of learning

chapter Chapter 5|15 pages

Lesson design in pre-service teacher education

A learning-centred approach
BySarah Gravett, Dean van der Merwe, René Levinge-Lang

chapter Chapter 6|16 pages

The science of reading in a foundation phase teacher's toolkit

Implications for teaching reading in an African language
ByElizabeth Henning, Fikile Simelane

part 3|76 pages

Teacher development for a fast-changing world

chapter Chapter 7|15 pages

Creating a context conducive to creative learning in a coding club

Student teachers' experiences
ByLinford Molaodi, Sarah Gravett, Jacqueline Batchelor

chapter Chapter 8|18 pages

Looking at teacher professional development through a fourth-generation Cultural-Historical Activity Theory lens

The value of “Change Laboratories”
ByJosef de Beer

chapter Chapter 9|15 pages

Preparing pre-service teachers to use guided play as a core pedagogy in Grade R

ByLerato Ndabezitha, Sarah Gravett

chapter Chapter 10|13 pages

The effectiveness of technology-supported teacher professional learning communities in emergency settings

ByYomna El-Serafy, Taskeen Adam, Björn Hassler

chapter Chapter 11|13 pages

Preparing pre-service teachers to teach with robotics

ByKenneth Baloyi, Jacqueline Batchelor

part 4|30 pages

Learning for teacher education during and from the COVID-19 pandemic

chapter Chapter 12|13 pages

Reimagining teacher education during the COVID-19 pandemic

A case study of South Africa and Hong Kong
ByNadine Petersen, Gary Harfitt

chapter Chapter 13|15 pages

COVID-19 – lessons learnt

A teacher education leadership perspective
BySarita Ramsaroop, Jacqueline Batchelor, Nadine Petersen