Source: This article was published in Teaching and Teacher Education, Volume 27, Issue 8,
Author(s): David Brody and Linor Hadar, '“I Speak Prose and I Now Know It'. Personal Development Trajectories among Teacher Educators in a Professional Development Community", Pages 1223–1234, Copyright Elsevier (November 2011).
The current study investigates trajectories of professional growth by teacher educators participating in a professional development community on teaching thinking.
Qualitative measures revealed a four stage model of personal professional trajectories: anticipation/curiosity, withdrawal, awareness and change.
The model delineates passages traversed by teacher educators grappling with complexities and challenges of an engaging professional development experience in a communal context.
All teachers followed the same four staged trajectory though individuals were located at different points on the path.
Development was found to be dynamic and non linear.