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Lucas, Ashley G.; Milligan, Andrea – Studying Teacher Education, 2019
In light of societal pluralism, diverse visions exist for social justice. In this sense, uncertainty is a marker of social justice education and research. This article shares insights into how we came to ask a question about teaching for social justice through cross-cultural collaborative self-study. Eight New Zealand pre-service teachers…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Diversity, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Russell, Tom – Studying Teacher Education, 2017
This self-study of activities as a practicum supervisor in several secondary schools focuses on the supervisor's contribution to the quality of a teacher candidate's professional learning in the context of a familiar tension between on-campus courses and in-school practicum experiences. Data from both formal and informal supervisory experiences…
Descriptors: Practicum Supervision, Practicums, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement
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Reynolds, Todd – Studying Teacher Education, 2016
During my English Language Arts methods class, I noticed that my discussion patterns were teacher-focused and in an Initiation-Response-Evaluation format. Because I wanted to model dialogic methods of whole-class discussions for my preservice teachers, I recoiled from this finding and began a self-study using an action research method to examine…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Language Arts, Methods Courses, Classroom Communication
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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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Logan, Kimberly; Butler, Brandon M. – Studying Teacher Education, 2013
This collaborative self-study examines the critical friendship of two doctoral students charged with teaching a methods course in elementary social studies. The authors formed a critical friendship in Fall 2010, initiated by participation in a teacher educator community of practice that encouraged collaboration. With limited experience in…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Friendship, Teacher Collaboration
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Rosaen, Cheryl; Terpstra, Marjorie – Studying Teacher Education, 2012
New conceptions of literacies and the practices associated with them call for new approaches to preparing teachers to engage students in literacy as a situated social phenomenon. This article describes two teacher educators' engagement in collaborative self-study as we implemented "The New Literacies Project" to help pre-service teachers expand…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Teacher Educators, Teaching Methods, Literacy
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Osmond, Pamela; Goodnough, Karen – Studying Teacher Education, 2011
In this self-study, Pamela, a new science teacher educator, adopted Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT) in the context of an elementary science education methodology course. JiTT is a teaching and learning strategy involving interaction between web-based study assignments and face-to-face class sessions. Students respond electronically to web-based…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Educators, Elementary School Science, Teaching Methods
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Hopper, Tim; Sanford, Kathy – Studying Teacher Education, 2008
This article reports the influence of school-integrated teacher education (SITE) courses on student teachers' initial experiences of learning how to teach. We analyse data from five student teachers who reflect back on their experiences of learning to teach through the integrated teaching and learning experiences of SITE courses. The article…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Poetry, Teaching Methods
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Nicol, Cynthia – Studying Teacher Education, 2006
This paper reports a study of preservice teachers who investigated their own teaching during a field-based component of a mathematics education methods course. The course was designed to engage the preservice teachers in both mathematical and pedagogical inquiry. Analysis of video recordings of course discussions, audiotaped interviews with…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Hug, Barbara; Moller, Karla J. – Studying Teacher Education, 2005
In this self-study we examine our collaborative practice across two undergraduate early childhood education methods courses. Framed by our larger question of how teachers and teacher educators do school, we drew on multiple data sources to investigate how we were modeling teaching, listening, and learning to and with these students in our science…
Descriptors: Methods Courses, Early Childhood Education, Cooperation, Teacher Educators