Department of Education

Tessa Blair

DPhil Student

College Affiliation: Kellogg College

Tessa is currently completing a part-time DPhil, alongside work as a senior leader in a London secondary school.

Her research explores how teachers on school-based ITE routes (TeachFirst and School Direct salaried) approach learning from experience. The research takes an action research approach: working with participant beginning teachers and mentors to critically examine and reflect on the processes of learning to teach, using their conversations as stimulus data.

Prior to joining the Department of Education Tessa completed an MSc in Educational Research (University of Bristol).

Thesis

How can teachers and mentors use the Orientations to Learning from Experience Framework (Hagger et al. 2008) to critically examine and reflect on the processes of learning to teach in school-based initial teacher education?

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