• Donald McIntyre

    by  • October 22, 2007 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Although I never met him, I was really sad when I was told of the death of Donald McIntyre former head of Cambridge University’s Faculty of Education.  I’ve been reading lots of Professor McIntyre’s work for my diploma, and it was his ideas about embracing the lack of consensus between school and university viewpoints that really interested me when I first started to read about initial teacher education.

    Although many have disagreed and refined his ideas since, it was innovative and brave to suggest that we should not be looking for consensus between university and school, and that the tension between these institutions is a valuable part of the process of learning to teach.

    You can read an obituary here: http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/news/dp/2007101803.

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