Uncertainty in Teacher Education Futures

Scenarios, Politics and STEM

  • Sandy Schuck
  • Peter Aubusson
  • Kevin Burden
  • Sue Brindley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Sandy Schuck, Peter Aubusson, Kevin Burden, Sue Brindley
    Pages 1-9
  3. Sandy Schuck, Peter Aubusson, Kevin Burden, Sue Brindley
    Pages 11-25
  4. Sandy Schuck, Peter Aubusson, Kevin Burden, Sue Brindley
    Pages 27-41
  5. Sandy Schuck, Peter Aubusson, Kevin Burden, Sue Brindley
    Pages 43-61
  6. Sandy Schuck, Peter Aubusson, Kevin Burden, Sue Brindley
    Pages 63-75
  7. Sandy Schuck, Peter Aubusson, Kevin Burden, Sue Brindley
    Pages 77-97
  8. Sandy Schuck, Peter Aubusson, Kevin Burden, Sue Brindley
    Pages 99-114
  9. Sandy Schuck, Peter Aubusson, Kevin Burden, Sue Brindley
    Pages 115-130
  10. Sandy Schuck, Peter Aubusson, Kevin Burden, Sue Brindley
    Pages 131-148
  11. Sandy Schuck, Peter Aubusson, Kevin Burden, Sue Brindley
    Pages 149-175
  12. Sandy Schuck, Peter Aubusson, Kevin Burden, Sue Brindley
    Pages 177-203
  13. Sandy Schuck, Peter Aubusson, Kevin Burden, Sue Brindley
    Pages 205-231
  14. Sandy Schuck, Peter Aubusson, Kevin Burden, Sue Brindley
    Pages 233-251
  15. Sandy Schuck, Peter Aubusson, Kevin Burden, Sue Brindley
    Pages 253-264

About this book

Introduction

This book discusses the use of futures methodologies to examine and critique teacher education and investigate drivers of change in teacher education contexts, providing readers with futures tools that they can use to explore curricula and pedagogies.  It explains futures methods, including scenario development and backcasting, and illustrates them with examples of research in science, technology and mathematics education contexts. 

By allowing the long-term influence of current trends to be considered and providing an opportunity to reflect on the present and imagine the future, scenarios provoke discussion on the directions that teacher education might take now. The book offers insights into the possibilities that might exist for teacher education futures and into how scenario building and planning can be used to inform debates about the present. Further, it suggests ways in which readers can influence the future of teacher education through understanding the drivers of change.

Keywords

Teacher education future of teacher education scenario planning teacher preparation change in teacher education teacher education policy teacher professionalism Teacher education research

Authors and affiliations

  • Sandy Schuck
    • 1
  • Peter Aubusson
    • 2
  • Kevin Burden
    • 3
  • Sue Brindley
    • 4
  1. 1.STEM Education Futures Research CentreUniversity of Technology SydneyBroadwayAustralia
  2. 2.STEM Education Futures Research CentreUniversity of Technology SydneyBroadwayAustralia
  3. 3.Faculty of Arts, Culture and EducationUniversity of HullYorkshireUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.Faculty of EducationUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-8246-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-8245-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-8246-7
  • About this book