How should professional teacher training look like? What does the shaping of teacher’s reflective attitude consists in? Can anybody be taught math and writing good texts? You can find answers to those and many other educational questions in the monograph published recently by the School of Education.
“Teacher Training – Challenge And Involvement” publication edited by SE Director Prof. Jolanta Sujecka-Zając and Prof. Witold Bobiński is unique on Polish market. Why?
Firstly, it says about very precise teaching and education challenges faced by teachers of subjects such as Polish and math. It discusses such problems as communication, benefits of modelling, lesson planning, or using student errors.
“The publication points to the issues usually omitted or marginalized in subject teacher training. Yet, they are critical for preparing a good, informed teacher,” says Prof. Witold Bobiński, the School of Education lecturer.
The texts are written by the School of Education lecturers who conduct psychology and communication and social classes as well as subject teaching for students of math and Polish paths. Their approach is based not only on many-year experience of working with children and young people but also cooperation with experts of best teacher training centers in the world, including Teachers College Columbia University that co-authored the SE program.
The book was reviewed by Prof. Krzysztof Biedrzycki of Jagiellonian University. As he emphasized, the publication presents a coherent, based on current knowledge and checked in practice idea of teacher training which is followed by the PAFF and UW School of Education.
“The book makes an exciting educational project. It treats education as a process of bringing out the students’ intellectual potential but also shaping their personality. […] Before teachers can teach in creative and brave way, they must be trained to be professionals able to face challenges of society expectations,” Prof. Dr. Krzysztof Biedrzycki of Jagiellonian University says.
The monograph consists of texts written by: Magdalena Radwan-Röhrenschef (Foundation of Quality Education), Prof. Jolanta Sujecka-Zając, Dr. Grażyna Czetwertyńska, Prof. Witold Bobiński, Magdalena Swat-Pawlicka, Dr. Magdalena Śniegulska, Prof. Ewa Haman, Dr. Kinga Białek, Agata Patalas, Kamil Szczepanek, Dr. Iwona Kołodziejek, Marcin Karpiński, and Beata Kotarba.
The monograph is available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Poland license. It was prepared under the Polish-American Freedom Foundation and University of Warsaw School of Education Program, managed by the Foundation of Quality Education.