Unlearning and Relearning from Medical Education Research: Teacher Education Research in the Pursuit of Teacher Professionalism

Sep. 01, 2012

Source: Action in Teacher Education, Volume 34, Issue 4, 2012, pages 349-367.

This article explores the field of medical education research to understand, from a comparative approach, how members of an established profession use research knowledge to increase expert practitioner skill.
The article compares between education and medicine to consider the fundamental differences between the two professions.

Based on this comparison, the article calls for the unification of a scholarly community that provides tangible theory and evidence that can be explicitly used by professors of education, student teacher supervisors, instructional coaches, professional development providers, and teachers to guide their daily work practices.

Updated: Jan. 12, 2015