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Seeing Teaching as A Discipline in the Context of Preservice Teacher Education: Insights, Confounding Issues, and Fundamental Questions
Analysis of the authors' own experiences teaching in preservice teacher education programs leads them to a range of insights, issues, and questions associated with the potential of seeing teaching as a discipline. The authors close by considering the role of parody and paradox in making it difficult to see teaching as a discipline and by calling attention to the importance of interrogating our acts of teaching.
Updated: Jul. 21, 2009
The authors explore the possibility of understanding teaching as a discipline in its own right, rather than as a domain that is ancillary to the many academic disciplines. While teaching looks easy and is widely regarded as easy, the image of teaching as transmission and the perspective of technical rationality mask the many ways in which challenging and engaging teaching represents a highly disciplined view. When extended to teacher education, the perspective of teaching as a discipline sheds powerful light on longstanding frustrations reported by those learning to teach.
Updated: Jan. 26, 2008