Trevor Mutton gives keynote address at 2019 UCET Annual Conference
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Trevor Mutton gave a keynote address at this year’s Universities’ Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET) Annual Conference held in Stratford-upon-Avon on 5 – 6 November.
Entitled ‘When should new teachers begin to ask critical questions?’ his presentation examined why this might be an important question to ask, what factors might need to be taken into account when addressing the question, and what the possible answers might be. The presentation drew on a number of pieces of work on ‘practical theorising’. Further resources on this notion can be found here:
Burn, K. & Mutton, T. (2018) Constructing the curriculum of (initial) teacher education: when should new teachers be encouraged to ask critical questions? Impact. Journal of the Chartered College of Teaching.
Mutton, T., Burn, K., Hagger, H., & Thirlwall, K. (2018). Teacher education partnerships: Policy and practice. Critical Publishing.
Trevor was elected Vice Chair of UCET in September 2019. He is an Associate Professor at the department and Director of Professional Programmes and the Oxford Education Deanery. He teaches on the Modern Languages PGCE programme and also teaches and supervises on the part-time MSc in Learning and Teaching, as well as supervising doctoral students whose research focuses on aspects of teacher education and teachers’ professional learning. His principal research interests are in the fields of initial teacher education, teacher education policy and teachers’ continued professional learning. Find out more here.