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ERIC Number: ED468762
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Sep
Pages: 20
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"Learning To Live with a Lesser Form of Knowledge": Coming to Terms with the Characteristics of Teachers' Pedagogical Knowing.
Husu, Jukka
This paper covers three interrelated study projects that were launched in order to explore teachers' pedagogical knowing. Within the study projects, teachers' pedagogical knowing was treated as a broad concept and practice. "Pedagogical" was not simply what happened in schools and classrooms; it was also found inside teachers and outside of institutions. Many of these personal features and cultural aspects collapsed into one another in teachers' pedagogical knowledge. They were involved in their action and reflection and made combinations of such features as intellectual skills, virtues, habits of mind, and appropriate social behavior. In addition, it was found important to treat a wide array of issues that were, at least in part, ethical by their nature. Teachers' pedagogical knowing was considered an activity that cut across many areas. According to the results, five areas stood out: constant relationships with students, the compelling power of teachers' personal justifications, the absence of a shared code of practice, the struggles to balance teachers' public and private roles, and the basic uncertainty within the profession. (Contains 51 references.) (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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