ISBN 9781779069566
Pages 206
Dimensions 280 x 216mm
Published 2019
Publisher Africa Talent Publishers, Zimbabwe
Format Paperback

The Fundamentals of Teaching Practice

A Guide for Student Teachers

by Martison Nhamo

Undoubtedly, as a comparative novice whose only experience so far has been that of a recipient of the school curriculum material, the student teacher has what Cohen, Manion, Morrison, and Wyse (2010) term a mixture of anticipation, anxiety, excitement, eagerness, trepidation and more than a few butterflies in the stomach. Genuinely, that is normal and should be expected of any beginner in a programme. In line with current trends in Zimbabwe’s teaching profession, the thrust of this book is to support student teachers, newly qualified and even experienced teachers in their classroom discourses. This thoroughly researched and authoritative yet accessible textbook covers all the important concepts and basic skills that both the student teacher and the experienced teacher need to understand in issues to do with Teaching Practice.

Issues covered include: the concept of Teaching Practice (TP), preliminary visits to host schools, curriculum development in schools, professional records, how to teach, teaching methods, educational media and technology, classroom management, refl ective practice in teaching, questioning techniques, motivating pupils, interaction patterns, child abuse and multi-cultural classroom as well as chapters on stress management, teacher professionalism and final TP assessment period.

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About the Author

Martison Nhamo

Martison Nhamo is a lecturer at Great Zimbabwe University, where he has served as co-coordinator in the Music section, in the Robert Mugabe School of Education and Culture from 2006 to date. Before joining the university, he was a lecturer at Masvingo Teachers' College. A former primary and high school teacher, Nhamo's research interests are but not limited to teaching, Teacher Education, performance, indigenous music as well as organology. He has contributed in a number of books on learners teachers' resource materials on education. Nhamo has worked extensively with school teachers and tertiary education lecturers, in the whole country.