I find really interesting reading Critical Thinking, by Alec Fisher. Perhaps I’ll get a sort of teacher’s professional crisis . . .;-)
At page 9 they say that good teaching is about giving good models: I totally agree with it and, at the same time, I wonder if I’am able to do this way when I try to teach electronics to my students! Infact, to give good models, I would need to practise electronics at the right level. May be I would need, for example once in a five years, stop teaching to go and work in a workshop or in an industry. Instead I’m living in the school for more then 15 years . . . so my electronics culture is actually a librarian culture, I can’t be able to practice “in the field”.
So, my thoughts are about this: how can I find good models for my students? If I’ll not be able to find them, I think I’ll be able to teach at an abstract and cognitive level only. Shall I be able to help my student to build their professional competences?