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The Expert Teacher of English

1st Edition

By Andrew Goodwyn


192 pages

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The Expert Teacher of English is for all passionate teachers – both novice and expert - who aspire to become outstanding professionals. It considers what we mean by ‘expert’ and ‘expertise’, explores concepts that are vital to understanding what expertise in teaching is ‘for’, and discusses the characteristics of excellent teaching.

As increasing attention is being paid to the concept of the professional who can model excellent teaching and mentor and develop others, it provides a critical analysis of The Advanced Skills Teacher and the Excellent Teacher, as well as the Chartered Teacher in Scotland and the ‘highly accomplished teacher’ in the US. Ideas and issues considered include:

  • The nature of English as a school subject
  • What it means to be part of a profession
  • Curriculum design, lesson planning and assessment
  • Opportunities for technologies in the English classroom
  • Working collaboratively with colleagues, mentoring and observation
  • Continuing professional development and research

Drawing on the views, ideas and experiences of a group of skilful teachers, The Expert Teacher of English aims to stimulate personal and professional development, help you reflect on the concept of expertise, and support you as you develop as a highly accomplished teacher.


'A very relevant book, particularly for researchers in education and those concerned to raise the standard of teaching in our schools. Professor Goodwyn writes in a readable, but never condescending, style for both academics and teachers.' – Winston Brookes, Director Graduate Teacher Programme, University of Reading, UK.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. The Effective, Extended Professional 3. Expertise and Models of Expert Teaching 4. What Is English 5. Teaching English 6. Curriculum and Assessment 7. English Teachers and Digital Technologies 8. Working with Others 9. Continuing to Develop

About the Author

Andrew Goodwyn is Professor of Education and Head of the Institute of Education at the University of Reading, UK

About the Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Arts & Humanities
EDUCATION / Professional Development