ISBN 9789956553952
Pages 202
Dimensions 216x140 mm
Published 2024
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

Mastering The Craft

A Professional Studies Textbook For Student Teachers

by Costain Tandi, Munyaradzi Mawere, Martin Mukwazhe, Alice Dhliwayo

This is a cutting-edge textbook intended to equip college students in Zimbabwe and abroad with the requisite knowledge as well as skills for a successful and fulfilling career in teacher education. This comprehensive resource goes beyond traditional pedagogical approaches, offering a dynamic blend of theory and practical strategies to address the evolving landscape of 21st century classrooms. From fostering inclusive environments and leveraging technology to promoting student engagement and applying effective assessment methods, this textbook provides a holistic view of the teaching profession. With insights from seasoned college lecturers, the book guides aspiring teachers in developing their unique teaching philosophy and prepares them to navigate the diverse challenges of contemporary education. Whether a novice in the field or a seasoned educator seeking professional growth, this textbook is an indispensable tool for those dedicated to making an impact on the lives of students.

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About the Authors

Costain Tandi

Costain Tandi is a Graduate teacher for Advanced level History and Sociology as well as Head of Department (Humanities) at Rufaro High School in Chatsworth, Zimbabwe.

Munyaradzi Mawere

Munyaradzi Mawere is a Professor in the Simon Muzenda School of Arts, Culture and Heritage Studies at Great Zimbabwe University. He holds a PhD in Social Anthropology; a Master’s Degree in Social Anthropology; a second Master’s Degree in Philosophy; a third Master’s Degree in Development Studies; BA (Hons) Degree in Philosophy; Certificate in Tertiary and Higher Learning; Certificate in Information Technology; and a Certificate in Diplomacy, Negotiation and Bargaining. He is an author of more than 50 books and over 200 academic publications straddling the following areas: poverty and development studies, African philosophy, cultural philosophy, democracy, politics of food production, humanitarianism and civil society organisations, urban anthropology, existential anthropology, environmental anthropology, society and politics, religion, decoloniality and African studies.

Martin Mukwazhe

MARTIN MUKWAZHE is a PhD Candidate at the University of South Africa, and the incumbent Principal of Mkoba Teachers College, Gweru, Zimbabwe. His research interests include African Philosophy, Philosophy of Education, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Science, and Ethics

Alice Dhliwayo

Alice Dhliwayo, holds a PhD in Education (Curriculum and Teaching) from the University of Eastern Africa, and is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the University of the Free State in South Africa.