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R1C2 Principle: Is the pedagogy consistent with established principles for effective teaching and learning?

This challenge concerns the extent to which teacher judgement is informed by deep understanding of...

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Andrew Pollard
3 May 2010

This challenge concerns the extent to which teacher judgement is informed by deep understanding of learning and teaching and of the factors involved. TLRP’s Ten Principles is one way of representing these factors holistically so that their interconnectedness is emphasised. Such principles often underpin national recommendations but, at best, they should directly inform teacher expertise.

The principles form four natural groups. The first group includes educational goals, knowledge to be learned and the prior experience of the learner. Three aspects of teacher expertise, in ‘scaffolding’ learning, assessment for learning and active engagement,form another. The role of social processes and informal learning feature next. Finally, the principles emphasise the significance of teacher learning and the need for consistent policy frameworks.

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