The Recursive Practice of Research and Teaching: Reframing Teacher Education

Aug. 20, 2016

Source: Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, Volume 44, Issue 4, 2016, Pages 401-414

The authors consider possibilities for further exploration of the research of practice and the practice of research in both initial and continuing teacher education. As both a theoretical and methodological challenge, this is tied recursively with research and practice in teacher education, for teacher educators, about teacher education.

The authors draw on the theoretical resources of practice theories, to argue that teacher education practice must be informed by the study of the practice of teaching as well as research addressing the teaching of practice.
In conclusion, they make a methodological case for reframing the roles of teacher and researcher within a “thirdspace” to consider the practice of researching teaching as recursive and always regenerative.

Updated: Jul. 05, 2017