In this episode, we discuss some essentials of teacher training and hence provide a guide to teacher education reform.
Education is the systematic training of the conceptual faculty of the young in order to instill in them the knowledge and methods they each need to be a good, independent, adult human animal. “A teacher (also called a schoolteacher or formally, an educator) is a person who helps students to acquire knowledge, competence or virtue.” And to teach is “to give someone knowledge or to train someone.”
So teachers should be master craftsman of reason and conceptual knowledge in general and in their particular field, and be able to help other people achieve, in whole or in part, that same mastery.. Good teacher training must include:
3. multidisciplinary thinking
4. an awareness of the history, biology, and ecology of human life
We discuss this in detail in this show.