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A Passion for Teaching - Christopher Day

A Passion for Teaching

Hardcover Published: 1st April 2004
ISBN: 9780415251792
Number Of Pages: 204

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This book is a celebration and an acknowledgement of the various forms of intellectual, physical, emotional and passionate endeavours in which teachers at their best engage.

Christopher Day demonstrates that teachers with a passion for teaching are those who are committed, enthusiastic and intellectually and emotionally energetic in their work with children, young people and adults alike. Having this passion for helping pupils to learn has recently been identified as one of the four leadership characteristics mentioned in the HayMcBer Report on effective teachers.

Day recognises that passionate teachers are aware of the challenge of the broader social contexts in which they teach, have a clear sense of identity and believe they can make a difference to the learning and achievement of all their pupils.

Offering a refreshing and positive view, A Passion for Teaching is a contribution to understanding and improving the teaching profession and brings new insights to the work and lives of teachers. It is written for all teachers, teacher educators and student teachers who have a passion for education, who love learners, the learning life and the teaching life.

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'I would like to thank Chris Day for so clearly pointing out to the readers that the core of teaching is passion, and it must be protected, nurtured, developed and sustained.' - Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice

Introduction: The Need for Passion
Why Passion is Essential
Moral Purposes: Care, Courage and Pupil's Voices
Emotions and Identities
The Passion of Commitment: Job Satisfaction, Motivation and Efficacy
Building Knowledge About Practice
A Passion for Learning and Development
Passionate Learning Communities
Sustaining the Passion
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ISBN: 9780415251792
ISBN-10: 0415251796
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 204
Published: 1st April 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1