The teacher educator's experience: case studies of practical professional knowledge

John, Peter (2002) The teacher educator's experience: case studies of practical professional knowledge. Teaching and Teaching Education, 18 (3). pp. 323-341. ISSN 0742051X

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This exploratory study is an attempt to provide some evidence relating to the experiences, assumptions, practical knowledge and expertise that teacher educators hold and use. It aspires to present an illuminative view of some of the roles they fulfil, and tries to capture the sorts of knowledge and understandings that underpin their work with student teachers. Using detailed person-in-context case studies the investigation revealed the teacher educators’ knowledge to be characterized by a number of dimensions: intentionality, practicality, subject specificity, and ethicality. Furthermore, the investigation showed this knowledge to be deeply biographical, intensely practical and distinctive in a number of ways.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.1016/S0742-051X(01)00072-5
Keywords: Teacher educators; Methods courses; Teacher education knowledge base; Schools of education; Practical knowledge; Reflective teaching
Subjects: Education
Depositing User: Rod Pow
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2012 15:39
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:16

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