Bloomsbury logo March 08

Have an idea for a research-based book on teacher education? (Apply within)

Marie Brennan, Meg Maguire, Peter Smagorinsky and I are ready to start reviewing proposals for our new book series with Bloomsbury, Reinventing Teacher Education. The series will feature robust, critical research in the field of teacher education – broadly construed – and overall will seek to advance a practical and progressive agenda for the transformation […]

TransformingTeacherEdproofcover March 02

Transforming Teacher Education party at King’s College London

A wine reception to celebrate the ‘official’ publication of Transforming Teacher Education will be held on Monday 16th March from 5 to 7pm at King’s College London. Four speakers will say a few words about the book: Professor Sam Twiselton (Director of the Sheffield Institute of Education and a member of the Carter Review of ITE); James […]

terry thomas March 02

The Carter Review: Not so much a bang as a spluffft?

Ding dong! So here is the report of the government-initiated, government-funded, government-staffed, stuffed with supporters of Michael Gove, yet somehow still strangely ‘independent’ Carter Review of ITE in England. And what a strange show it was. The man himself – a be-knighted headteacher from Surrey with something of a Heston Blumenthal-sized frite on his shoulder; […]

LTfE TES February 11

Learning Teaching from Experience: out in paperback in July

Learning Teaching from Experience will be published, with some minor revisions, in paperback in July. Janet Orchard and I were very honoured to have brought together so many different authors from all over the world to focus on the key question: what and how do teachers learn from experience? The chapters were originally drafted for a symposium […]

TET January 30

PUBLISHED! ‘Transforming Teacher Education: Reconfiguring the Academic Work’

After a really, really rapid turnaround in Bloomsbury’s production department, Transforming Teacher Education is now published and on sale in good bookstores everywhere (OK, UK bookstores now; Europe in a few weeks; rest of the world in a month). Discount coupons for different markets are available here for the USA and here for everywhere else. […]

lamb January 02

Boundin’, boundin’, reboundin': thank you to 2014’s jackalopes

2014. Mmm. One option would be to begin with the first sentence of A Tale of Two Cities. But, instead, I defer to the Pixar short Boundin‘. Here it is. Please watch it.  It’s a remarkable short that was written, animated, directed and sung by Bud Luckey, 76 at time of its making and a veteran […]

2014-11-22 11.00.52 December 30

The Week of ‘The Landscape for Preparing Teacher Educators’

At Teachers’ College, November 2014 It was a real privilege to spend the week at Teachers’ College as guest of the Department of Curriculum and Teaching and a Sachs lecturer in the colloquium The Landscape for Preparing Teacher Educators. One of my favourite parts of the week were the many conversations I had with faculty […]


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