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ERIC Number: EJ1077305
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1541-3446
The Shark in the Vitrine: Experiencing our Practice From the Inside Out With Transdisciplinary Lenses
Samaras, Anastasia P.; Karczmarczyk, Diana; Smith, Lesley; Woodville, Louisa; Harmon, Laurie; Nasser, Ilham; Parsons, Seth A.; Smith, Toni M.; Borne, Kirk; Constantine, Lynne Scott; Mendoza, Esperanza Roman; Suh, Jennifer; Swanson, Ryan
Journal of Transformative Education, v12 n4 p368-388 Oct 2014
The Scholars of Studying Teaching Collaborative engaged a dozen faculty members from 12 specializations and 4 colleges at a large public university in a 2-year teaching and research project with the goal of learning about and enacting a self-study of professional practice. Participants were selected from various disciplines to provoke alternative perspectives in whole group and critical friend teams. While we each conducted a self-study, we also designed and enacted a meta-study to assess our professional development within the context of the collaborative. We analyze the potential of engaging in collective self-study and report how the methodological challenges initiated transformational learning that bridged theory and praxis. Learning the self-study methodology was complex, but such concentration multiplied the impact of both personal and professional transformation. The study benefits faculty from a broad range of disciplines, at diverse stages in their academic careers, and working at every level of the academic hierarchy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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