Teachers are fundamental figures in a child's developmental stages. Teachers educate and guide children in their knowledge, competences and values from the age of four. Teaching young people may be carried out in an informal setting, including home schooling or youth work, as well as in the traditional formal classroom where being a teacher requires the right qualifications and skill sets. Teaching is the process of helping individuals, in particular children, learn specific things by delivering teaching material and sharing expert knowledge of how to do something. Teaching is focused on stimulating psychological and intellectual growth of an individual or group of individuals by another person that possesses expert knowledge in that field. Teaching can be seen as an instructor-centered activity or a learner-centered activity. An instructor-centered activity focuses on knowledge being transmitted by an individual in a position of expertise to novice beginners. Learner-centered activity is focused on supporting and guiding novice individuals in their independent creation of new knowledge.
E-Careers offer a number of online teacher training courses which provide a route for individuals to work in Special Educational Needs (SEN) and as a teaching assistant, as well as enable existing professional up-skill their existing level of knowledge. Online teacher training courses include: