Work-based Learning in Teacher Education: A Scottish Perspective

  • James Conroy
  • Graham Donaldson
  • Ian Menter
Part of the Professional Learning and Development in Schools and Higher Education book series (PROD, volume 10)


This chapter engages with two of the most enduring debates in teacher education—especially in pre-service teacher education—concerning respectively the sites of professional learning and the relationship between educational theory and the practice of teaching. These two debates are very closely connected and it is the interaction between them that is the central concern of this chapter. In particular, there is an examination of how the issues have developed, been contested and are currently being reconstructed in the distinctive context of Scotland. The policy context for teacher education in Scotland is reviewed and a recently developed ‘clinical model’ of teacher education is outlined. Some of the similarities and differences with contemporaneous developments in England are also discussed.


Teacher Education Professional Learning Workplace Learning Teacher Mentor Teaching Workforce 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of GlasgowGlasgowUK
  2. 2.Department of EducationUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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