Virtue Ethics in Teacher Education
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (peer-reviewed)
Colleges, School and Institutes
This chapter provides insight into why a focus on character and virtue is required to enhance current approaches to teaching and teacher education. It prioritises the moral theory of virtue ethics; arguing it should be central to our understanding of teachers as professionals. Focussing primarily on practice in the UK, arguments are made for the need to (re)align teacher education, with a focus on core virtues associated with being a good and wise teacher. The chapter concludes by providing theoretical and practical arguments alongside examples, that can be applied internationally, about how such a vision can be achieved through a focus on the neo-Aristotelian concepts of flourishing, virtue and practical wisdom.
|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of Teacher Education|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
- Character Teacher Education Virtue Ethics