ERIC Number: ED348266
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Constructing and Communicating Knowledge: A Personal Journey.
Scott, Kathryn P.
This paper offers reflections on personal beliefs and practices used to construct and communicate knowledge about social studies teaching and learning with preservice elementary teachers. The paper draws upon one person's personal experiences, student journals, student interviews, course documents, field notes, and audio tapes of an instructor. The paper focuses as much on the process of the inquiry as it does on the findings of the inquiry. Specific incidents from a teacher's teaching are described to illustrate four beliefs and practices about knowledge generation: (1) given or received knowledge to apply directly to teaching and learning; (2) multiple knowledge balanced according to context and purpose; (3) constructed knowledge drawn from experience; and (4) knowledge as problematic or uncertain. These findings are discussed considering the development of reflection in university teacher educators and the implications for preservice teachers. A 29-item list of references is included. (DB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Reflective Inquiry
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council for the Social Studies (Washington, DC, November 1991).