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Olan, Elsie L.; Edge, Christi – Studying Teacher Education, 2019
From this year-long study, we offer new perspectives for being and becoming critical friends as co-authors. Informed by the Transactional Theory of Reading, a narrative view of experience and feminist communication theory, we positioned ourselves as collaborative, active meaning makers who could read and make meaning from our lived experiences and…
Descriptors: Friendship, Authors, Cooperation, Collegiality
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Hayler, Mike; Williams, Judy – Studying Teacher Education, 2018
In this self-study, we look at the contribution made towards our professional learning through an aspect of teacher education work that is not commonly featured in the research literature: exploring the implications of our work as co-editors of an international collection about teacher educators' journeys of professional becoming. Through this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Editing, Collaborative Writing, Writing (Composition)
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Pinnegar, Eliza; Quiles-Fernández, Emma – Studying Teacher Education, 2018
In this article we present two narratives that have generated pedagogical insights into our identities in becoming researchers. We are concerned with the interaction of the self-as-researcher in a context, over time, with others who also have an expressed commitment to the educational world. Our commitment to better understanding educational…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Educational Researchers, Educational Research, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Forgasz, Rachel; McDonough, Sharon – Studying Teacher Education, 2017
Embodied pedagogies offer methodological and pedagogical possibilities for exploring and understanding the emotional and embodied dimensions of teaching and learning to teach. In this paper we present a collaborative self-study that examines what we have learned about the nature, value and facilitation of embodied pedagogies through our…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Teacher Educators, Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
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Drake, Michael R. A. – Studying Teacher Education, 2016
In some forms of practice-based teacher education, one important task for the teacher educator is to undertake in-the-moment coaching during rehearsals of practice. However, being such a coach is a new role for many teacher educators and requires a different skill set to other forms of teacher educator practice. In addition, there is little…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Mathematics Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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East, Katheryn – Studying Teacher Education, 2015
This study analyzes end of course institutional teaching evaluations (ITEs) done anonymously by students in a pre-service teacher education course over a 15-year span. The purpose was to determine if and how the ITE findings might inform practice and relate to teaching metaphors as a tool of study. Analysis revealed: (a) teacher effectiveness…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Figurative Language
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Martin, Susan D.; Dismuke, Sherry – Studying Teacher Education, 2015
Although collaboration is foundational to self-study methodology, few self-studies of teacher education practices have focused on collaborative teaching processes. In this inquiry, two teacher educators report a two-year self-study into the collaborative processes of planning and reflection that they used to co-construct significant changes to…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Cooperation, Teacher Collaboration
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Margolin, Ilana; Tabak, Edith – Studying Teacher Education, 2011
This collaborative self-study explores the co-construction of professional teacher education knowledge through mentoring, framed within the notion of working in an interpretive zone. The study is set in a learning community established in a college of education where Ilana was the head of the elementary department and Edith served as a new…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Organizational Change, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Mentors
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Hamilton, Mary Lynn; Smith, Laura; Worthington, Kristen – Studying Teacher Education, 2008
Sharpening our approaches to methodology in self-study research can strengthen our work and clarify questions that arise for readers unfamiliar with this research genre. Our article considers three methodologies--narrative, auto-ethnography and self-study--that privilege self in the research design, believing that addressing self can contribute to…
Descriptors: Research Design, Ethnography, Research Methodology, Writing Instruction
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Senese, Joseph C. – Studying Teacher Education, 2005
An apparently simple self-study that consisted of a longitudinal review of Grade 12 students' self-reflections from the past five years triggered a personally profound struggle about past classroom practices and surfaced a host of assumptions about teaching and learning. This research challenged the author to enact personal and professional values…
Descriptors: Values, Grade 12, Teaching Methods, Reflection
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Kitchen, Julian – Studying Teacher Education, 2005
This is the first of two self-studies of my first five years as a teacher educator attempting to prepare preservice teachers for the practical realities of the classroom while being respectful of their personal professional knowledge. I coined the term "relational teacher education" to convey my approach, which is informed by Rogers' (1961)…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Educators, Personal Narratives