These hypothetical case studies are designed to stimulate discussion and debate about what is considered appropriate professional and personal conduct for teachers, as well as appropriate strategies to prevent inappropriate conduct.
Outcomes to the case studies are not provided as any case that is investigated by VIT is considered on its individual merits and context – therefore teachers should use these provocations to reflect on their own practice within their specific context.
Case Study: Relationships with learners
This is a hypothetical case study based on real events. A teacher writes several comments on a learner's social media profile.