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The evolving codification of teachers’ work: Policy, politics and the consequences of pursuing quality control in Initial Teacher Education (2017)
Journal Article
Knight, B. (2017). The evolving codification of teachers’ work: Policy, politics and the consequences of pursuing quality control in Initial Teacher Education

This paper documents the evolution of attempts to codify and standardize teachers’ work in the United Kingdom (UK), with particular attention to how this phenomenon has impacted the Initial Teacher Education (ITE) sector. In recent decades the teach... Read More about The evolving codification of teachers’ work: Policy, politics and the consequences of pursuing quality control in Initial Teacher Education.

Room to breathe: Insights from pre-service teachers and NQTs on professional development through informal complementary placements overseas (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Knight, B. (2014, September). Room to breathe: Insights from pre-service teachers and NQTs on professional development through informal complementary placements overseas. Paper presented at British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference 2014

Teaching is a complex affair in which teachers manage a range of classroom variables and dynamics in the pursuit of pupil learning. Teacher education and NQT probationary monitoring tends to focus attention on systems and protocols such as planning,... Read More about Room to breathe: Insights from pre-service teachers and NQTs on professional development through informal complementary placements overseas.

Professionalism under fire: Whatever happened to teacher autonomy, judgement and intuition? (2012)
Presentation / Conference
Knight, B. (2012, September). Professionalism under fire: Whatever happened to teacher autonomy, judgement and intuition?. Paper presented at NaPTEC

The article is an overview of a study examining teacher action in the moment; teachable moments (TMs). Literature on teaching is dominated by the organisation of learning and general principles of classroom management and can easily overlook the det... Read More about Professionalism under fire: Whatever happened to teacher autonomy, judgement and intuition?.

Book review: Fostering scientific habits of mind: Pedagogical knowledge and best practices in science education Edited by Issa M. Saleh and Myint Swe Khine (Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, 2009), 36 pp. £35(pbk), ISBN 978-90-8790-921-5 (2011)
Journal Article
Knight, B. (2011). Book review: Fostering scientific habits of mind: Pedagogical knowledge and best practices in science education Edited by Issa M. Saleh and Myint Swe Khine (Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, 2009), 36 pp. £35(pbk), ISBN 978-90-8790-921-5. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 30(4), 569-571. https://doi.org/10.1080/02601370.2011.588475

In search of the teachable moment: A study of teacher autonomy, judgement and intuition (2011)
Thesis
Knight, B. In search of the teachable moment: A study of teacher autonomy, judgement and intuition. (Dissertation). University of the West of England

Aspects of teaching, such as those relating to curriculum development and the protocols of the teaching cycle (planning, delivery, assessment) receive much attention in literature and are regularly the focus of evaluation. Somewhat neglected by comp... Read More about In search of the teachable moment: A study of teacher autonomy, judgement and intuition.