DEVELOPING AND VALIDATING A TEACHING AND LEARNING FRAMEWORK FOR PREPARING QUALITY TEACHERS FOR THE FUTURE
The objective of this study is to develop a teacher education model for preparing quality teachers for the future. It consequently involves a critical and comparative analysis of selected local and international teaching and learning frameworks in the context of policy, theory and practice. It will also involve benchmarking the profile of knowledge, skills and values that will form the foundation for constructing the teaching and learning framework to develop quality teachers for the future. Developing the benchmarks and approaches of the Teaching and Learning Framework, is also contributing to the practical outcome of the new Teacher Education Model. The study outlines the six provisional guiding principles (PGPs) that shape the teaching and learning, The study employs both quantitative and qualitative methods through the use of analysis of documents, interviews, observations and validation form. The data has been gathered for almost five years. The findings discusses the analysis of best teaching and learning practices in education from both the local and international context. The PGPs are developed based on three elements that are values, skills and knowledge. The provisional teaching and learning framework is based on the Teaching and Learning Guiding Principles and Provisional Teacher Education Model. The three elements used to construct the framework are, themes from Teaching and Learning Guiding Principles; desirable attributes of a ‘quality teacher’ of the future regarding the Values, Skills and Knowledge enunciated (from Year 1 to Year 4).