From my own perspective, and that of young teachers coming into the profession. I have always been fascinated by the process by which a student becomes a teacher. The development of a coherent theory of learning, of testing ideas and interacting with the pupils is a process through which all young teachers must travel.
For many new teachers there is a confusion between their role as purveyor of knowledge and enabler of learning. They confuse their teaching with the learning of those in their class. This tends to lead to an imbalance in the classroom where the pace, direction and quality of the learning experience is determined by the teacher and pays scant regard to the needs, interests and capacities of the learners themselves.
I tried to pull my thoughts together in a single document which built on my own experience. The result is Resolution by Ambrose Conway (my pen name).
I’ve been pleased to see that others shared my experience and concerns as many headteachers have bought copies for their new staff to encourage a collegiate approach to their professional development.