Teacher Educator

Teacher educators are responsible for developing reflection in student teachers, a skill that helps them learn from their own and others’ practical experience. […] Teacher educators play a major role in facilitating and supporting the reflective learning process student teachers go through in doing just that. An additional function of teacher educators is to create new knowledge in and about teaching. […]. Teacher educators create new knowledge of two types: practical, in form of new curricula for teacher education and for schools; and, theoretical knowledge generated from research.” (Smith, 2005)

“The shift towards school-led teacher education steered by the government in England challenges the ‘traditional’ model of experienced teachers leaving school and entering the higher education sector to become teacher educators. More teachers are undertaking the dual role of teacher and teacher educator, leading the professional learning of teachers.” (White, 2014. p. 1)


Smith, K. (2005.) Teacher educators’ expertise: what do novice teachers and teacher educators say? Teaching and Teacher Education. 21(2), 177-192. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2004.12.008

White, E. (2014) Being a teacher and a teacher educator – developing a new identity?.Professional Development in Education. 40(3), 436-449. https://doi.org/10.1080/19415257.2013.782062