Experience, the best teacher

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  • Sunday, 09 Feb 2014

AFTER the first week of the three-month teaching practicum which was part of their teacher education training, one of the teacher trainees looked a little worn out and said somewhat breathlessly, “I didn’t know teaching would be this challenging ... my four years of teacher education didn’t prepare me for this”.

“In fact,” she continued a little ruefully, “nothing I learnt in university can be applied to the set of students I am teaching now”.

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