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A group of student-teachers had just completed the last week of their first term of a four year programme and they were reviewing their learning at that early stage. With the encouragement of their tutor and classteacher mentor they began to discuss and to identify personal strengths. They then moved on to think about ‘where they wanted to be in four years’ time’ and ‘how they would get there’, anticipating their learning over the rest of the course. In other words they were thinking about the question ‘what is teaching?’ Below are some of their comments to each other.