The Teacher Educator as a Role Model

Jul. 15, 2007

Source: Teaching and Teacher Education, Volume 23, Issue 5, July 2007, Pages 586-601

New visions of learning have entered education. This article discusses the consequences for teacher education, and examines modelling by teacher educators as a means of changing the views and practices of future teachers. The results of a literature search and a multiple case study on modelling are discussed.

Both the literature search and the case study approach led to the conclusion that we have discovered what is almost a blank spot in both the body of knowledge on teacher education and the actual practices of many teacher educators. The article concludes with a discussion of ways to improve this situation.

Updated: Jul. 30, 2008