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R3C2 Warrant: Are the teaching strategies evidence-informed, convincing and justifiable to stakeholders?

The word ‘warrant’ has several meanings associated with forms of authorisation and...

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Andrew Pollard
5 May 2010

The word ‘warrant’ has several meanings associated with forms of authorisation and justification, ranging from the Royal Warrant to an arrest warrant.

In relation to pedagogy, the concept of warrant challenges us to justify our practice to stakeholders such as parents, employers and learners themselves. We defined pedagogy earlier as ‘the act of teaching, together with its attendant theory and discourse’ (p 4). Further, it was suggested that maintaining a sound educational rationale and forms of reflective practice can support continuing improvement in the quality of professional judgements (p 8/9).  This is one clear way of fulfilling the responsibility, set out in the Codes of Conduct and Practice of the UK GTCs, for maintaining the quality of teaching.

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