This book captures the excitement and difficulties of self-study of teacher education practices and places it at the forefront of approaches to practitioner inquiry. It presents the issues and ideas underpinning a pedagogy of teacher education in practice.
This book captures the excitement - and the difficulties - of self-study of teacher education practices, placing it at the forefront of approaches to practitioner inquiry. It offers insight into the relationship between teaching about teaching and learning about teaching that emerged through the author's own self-study project. The book illustrates how tensions can act as a means for both analysing practice and articulating the professional knowledge that comprises a pedagogy of teacher education.
Acknowledgements. Series Editor s foreword. Preface. List of figures and tables.- Part 1: Contexts of the study. Beginning to research my practice. Teacher educators studying their work. Developing a research approach. Tensions as a framework for learning about practice in teacher education.- Part 2: Exploring the tensions of practice. Telling and Growth. Confidence and Uncertainty. Action and Intent. Safety and Challenge. Planning and Being Responsive. Acknowledging and Building on Experience. Revisiting and summarising the tensions.- Part 3: Learning from teaching about teaching. Becoming a teacher educator. References.- Index.
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"In this book, Amanda Berry offers a comprehensive self-study about her practices as a Biology teacher educator. It offers a clear grasp of the issues and ideas underpinning a pedagogy of teacher education in practice. Framed in terms of teaching tensions based on Berry's analysis of her data, this book is is not only interesting and insightful but also offers a model for the direction of self-study. This is an outstanding piece of work that will be of considerable interest and value to other teacher education scholars." - Ken Zeichner, Hoefs-Bascom Professor of Teacher Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Contexts Of The Study.- Beginning To Research My Practice.- Teacher Educators Studying Their Work.- Developing A Research Approach.- Tensions as a Framework for Learning About Practice in Teacher Education.- Exploring The Tensions Of Practice.- Telling and Growth.- Confidence and Uncertainty.- Action and Intent.- Safety and Challenge.- Planning and Being Responsive.- Valuing and Reconstructing Experience.- Revisiting and Summarising The Tensions.- Learning From Teaching About Teaching.- Becoming a Teacher Educator.