Self Study of Practice as a Genre of Qualitative Research

Author: Stefinee Pinnegar
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402095122
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Teacher educators live hectic lives at institutional and discipline boundaries. Our greatest potential for influence is through developing relationships with others in our practice. Our work is fundamentally relational and emotional. We are obligated to the teachers we teach and the public students they teach. Our practice exists in the midst of experience, conflicting and often hostile boundaries, and between what we know from research and what we understand from practice. Self-study of practice invites researchers to embrace the hectic and fragmented territory of practice as the space for study. This book educates those who would like to explore practice in the methodology of self-study. It provides both a pragmatic and theoretic guide. It grounds the research in ontology and establishes dialogue as the inquiry process. It supports researchers through the use of frameworks to guide research and explication of strategies for conducting it.

Reflective Theory and Practice in Teacher Education

Author: Robyn Brandenburg
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811034311
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This book offers a detailed examination of reflective practice in teacher education. In the current educational context, where reflective practice has been mandated in professional standards for teachers in many countries, it analyses research-based evidence for the power of reflective practice to shape better educational outcomes. The book presents multiple theoretical and practical views of this often taken-for-granted practice, so that readers are challenged to consider how factors such as gender and race shape understandings of reflective practice. Documenting approaches that enhance learning, the contributions discuss reflective practice across the globe, with a focus on pre-service, in-service and university teachers. At a time when there is pressure to measure teachers’ work through standardised tests, the book highlights the professional thinking that is integral to teaching and demonstrates ways it can be encouraged in beginning teachers. Aimed at the international community of teacher educators in schools and universities, it also includes a critical examination of methodological issues in analysing and evaluating reflective practice and showcases the kind of reflective practice that empowers teachers and pre-service teachers to make a difference to students.

Being Self Study Researchers in a Digital World

Author: Dawn Garbett
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319394789
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This book presents research on the intersection of self-study research, digital technologies, and the development of future-oriented practices in teacher education. It explores the changing teacher education landscape by considering issues that are central to doing self-study: context and location; data access, generation and analysis; social and personal media; forms and transformations of pedagogy; identity; and ethics in an increasingly digital world. Self-study research on, with, and around digital technologies is highly significant in education where the rapid development and ubiquity of such technologies are an integral part of teacher educators’ everyday pedagogical and research practices. Blended and virtual environments are now not only commonplaces in which to teach about teaching but also to research about teaching. The book highlights how digital technologies can enhance the pedagogies and knowledge base of teacher education research and practice while remaining circumspect of grandiose claims. Each chapter addresses aspects of doing self-study with educational technology, and provides issues for discussion and debate for readers wanting to engage in self-study.

Self Studies of Science Teacher Education Practices

Author: Shawn M. Bullock
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400739036
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This book offers a range of contributions on self-study practices in teaching and teacher education. The self-studies presented here are unique, fresh and stimulating, and include the perspective of teachers and teacher educators from many backgrounds.

From Teacher Thinking to Teachers and Teaching

Author: Cheryl J. Craig
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1781908508
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This volume covers advances that have occurred in the thirty year existence of the International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching (ISATT), the organization that helped transition the study of teacher thinking to the study of teachers and teaching in all of its complexities.

International Handbook of Teacher Education

Author: John Loughran
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811003696
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The International Handbooks of Teacher Education cover major issues in the field through chapters that offer detailed literature reviews, designed to help readers to understand the history, issues and research developments across those topics most relevant to the field of teacher education from an international perspective. This volume is divided into two sections: Teacher educators; and, students of teaching. The first examines teacher educators, their role, and the way that role influences the nature of teaching about teaching. In turn, the second explores who students of teaching are, and how that influences the relationship between teaching and learning about teaching.

Research Methods for the Self Study of Practice

Author: Deborah Tidwell
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402095146
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This is a book designed with the teacher educator in mind. It provides in depth examination of specific methods used effectively in self-study research. The chapters are written by researchers engaged in self-study of their practice.

International Handbook of Self Study of Teaching and Teacher Education Practices

Author: J. John Loughran
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1402065450
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The International Handbook on Self-study of Teaching and Teacher Education Practices is of interest to teacher educators, teacher researchers and practitioner researchers. This volume: -offers an encyclopaedic review of the field of self-study; -examines in detail self-study in a range of teaching and teacher education contexts; -outlines a full understanding of the nature and development of self-study; -explores the development of a professional knowledge base for teaching through self-study; -purposefully represents self-study through research and practice; -illustrates examples of self-study in teaching and teacher education.

Knowing Becoming Doing as Teacher Educators

Author: Stefinee E. Pinnegar
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1784411396
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ART was established to provide state-of-the-art conceptualization and analysis of the processes involved in functioning as a classroom teacher. These include not only the behaviors of teachers that can be observed in the classroom, but also the planning, thinking, and decision making that occur before, during, and after interaction with students.

Self Study Approaches and the Teacher Inquirer

Author: Hanna Ezer
Publisher: Sense Pub
ISBN: 9789087907907
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This book examines self-study methodologies and their relevance to professional growth among teachers. The book puts forward the following arguments: Self-study as a research approach involves basic research skills, therefore constituting an important step for non-professional inquirers aspiring to more complex research. Self-study is a powerful tool in support of professional growth among teachers. Self-study comprises a set of approaches, among them instructional situations case analysis, critical autobiography, and action research. The book offers some interesting perspectives on the following issues: -The book focuses on the writer's experience as a teacher educator who has elicited and motivated self-studies among student teachers and teachers. -The book brings together three related self-study methodologies: instructional situations case analysis, critical autobiography, and action research. -The book offers a new perspective on implementing and analyzing instructional situation cases through the "authentic case of teaching" and the "expected case of teaching," a perspective developed by the writer and implemented in her classes. -The book provides a fresh view of critical autobiography as a powerful tool teachers can use to examine their own practice and professional development. -The book introduces critical discourse analysis as a useful tool for researchers. This tool enables teacher-inquirers to reveal their 'sense of professional self' and their professional identity as it emerges in teaching cases they provide. -Teachers and researchers can easily apply the methodologies described in this book to their own teaching and research arenas.