Learning as devotional practice

The role of the teacher

Authored by: Andrew Metcalfe , Ann Game

Routledge International Handbook of Teacher and School Development

Print publication date:  December  2011
Online publication date:  June  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415669702
eBook ISBN: 9780203815564
Adobe ISBN: 9781136715976

10.4324/9780203815564.ch12

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Abstract

People speak with awe of the teachers who have had the greatest effect on their lives, assuming that everything they are grateful for was brought about by the teacher. But this is not how teachers experience the classroom. In awe of education, teachers participate with humility, knowing that they are not in control of what happens.

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