ERIC Number: ED434118
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Uncovering the Knowledge Construction of University Based Teacher Educators: What We Learn from/with School Based Practitioners.
Jasman, Anne; Payne, Lesley; Grundy, Shirley; Del Borrello, Adrianna
This paper reports findings from a research project investigating teachers' construction of knowledge for teacher education and focuses on what teacher educators learn in their relationship with school-based practitioners. The research continues a study of professional partnerships in teacher education. Participants at a workshop included four teachers and six teacher educators. Their discussions were the basis for the study. Teacher educators indicated that they learned directly from school-based practitioners' classroom practice and the realities of their work outside the classroom. They also learned from being in the school context and seeing the impact of system policies on teachers' work. The learning of both teacher educators and practitioners was mediated by working with student teachers in the school context. This research adds to the knowledge of the collaborative partnership between teacher educators and practitioners. (Contains 53 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Educational Change, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Knowledge Level, Researchers, Teacher Education, Teacher Educators
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (Adelaide, Western Australia, Australia, November 30-December 4, 1998).