Search results for: Williams Judy
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Facilitating Professional Development during International Practicum: Understanding our Work as Teacher Educators through Critical Incidents
This article describes collaborative self-study details the experiences of two teacher educators, who led teacher candidates on international practicum placements. This study documents the complexities of two teacher educators’ work in unfamiliar cultural contexts and highlights tensions to be navigated as a teacher educator in an international practicum setting. The analyzes of their experiences make it clear that they as teacher educators were on a learning journey similar to that of their teacher candidates. Collaborative analysis of the critical incidents conducted during this self-study enabled them to acquire greater understandings of their academic, professional, and personal identities.
Updated: Feb. 15, 2017
Digital Oral Feedback on Written Assignments as Professional Learning for Teacher Educators: A Collaborative Self-study
The current paper reports on a self-study of teacher educators involved in a preservice teacher unit on literacy. In this study, the teacher educators provided the preservice teachers with digital oral feedback about their final unit of work. The authors found that working as a team enabled them to provide more in-depth feedback on the assessment criteria for each assignment than was previously the case with written feedback. Through this dialogical feedback, the teacher educators were able to construct the preservice teachers’ assignments as an important textual gift for their collaborative professional learning.
Updated: Jul. 18, 2016
The present paper reports on the results of a research project in which 18 teacher educators in three countries—Australia, The Netherlands, and United Kingdom—were interviewed about their experiences of working in the so-called “third space” between schools and universities, particularly in relation to the practicum, or field supervision. This research examined how university-based teacher educators manage the challenges inherent in working with mentor/cooperating teachers after having been or when still practicing as teachers in schools.
Updated: Jan. 27, 2016
The current article reports a self-study that used a model of core reﬂection to examine the identity and practices of two teacher educators. The self-study presented in this article was undertaken at Victoria, Australia during the ﬁrst semester of 2008. During three sessions of core reﬂection the authors examined the experiences of one of the participants in relation to her teaching ideals, perceived difﬁculties or obstacles to achieving these ideals, and sense of self as a teacher educator. The ﬁndings from this self-study suggested that the core reﬂection model was a valuable tool for the participants in seeking to understand their practice and to improve their pedagogy, and in turn, to improve their students’ learning in teacher education.
Updated: Jan. 30, 2011
This article examines the experiences of one career change student teacher, Michelle. Furthermore, the article explores the ways in which she constructed her new professional identity as a student teacher. Findings were analysed and discussed with reference to Lave and Wenger’s (1991) framework of legitimate peripheral participation and Wenger’s (1998) communities of practice, and with recourse to the relevant literature.
Updated: Aug. 15, 2010
In this article, two beginning teacher educators discuss their experiences of professional learning and identity construction during the first years of their work as academics. The authors entered teacher education after working as classroom teachers but, as has been found by others in the literature, were provided with little formal preparation for this career transition. The tensions and dilemmas inherent in being ‘expert’ teachers and ‘novice’ teacher educators are discussed. The authors emphasize particularly the complexity of developing professional connections with colleagues in the academic context.
Updated: Mar. 21, 2010
The paper presents results from a large-scale online survey about the motivations of career change students, and their beliefs about the attributes that they bring to the teaching profession. The findings revealed that career changers' motivations were largely intrinsic. The data also revealed that career change entrants believed that the most important attributes they bring to teaching are life experiences, generic workplace skills and experience, and personal qualities, rather than specific content knowledge.
Updated: Apr. 30, 2009