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Teaching is the process of attending to people’s needs, experiences and feelings, and intervening so that they learn particular things, and go beyond the given. In teacher education programmes – and in continuing professional development – a lot of time is devoted to the what of teaching – what areas we should we cover, what resources do we need and so on. The ‘how’ of teaching also gets a great deal of space – how to structure a lesson, manage classes, assess for learning for learning and so on. Sometimes, as Parker J. Palmer (1998: 4) comments, we may even ask the why question – for what purposes and to what ends do we teach? But seldom, if ever, he continues: do we ask the who question – who is the self that teaches?