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ERIC Number: EJ815826
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1742-5964
Authentic Conversation as Faculty Development: Establishing a Self-Study Group in a Faculty of Education
Kitchen, Julian; Ciuffetelli Parker, Darlene; Gallagher, Tiffany
Studying Teacher Education, v4 n2 p157-171 Nov 2008
Nine teacher educators in their first three years as tenure-track professors in an education faculty established a self-study group in 2006-2007. These professors met once a month to link their teaching and service to scholarship through the self-study of teacher education practices. In addition, members met in pairs or small groups to develop collaborative self-studies based on their shared interests. This article by the group's coordinators focuses on how conversations within the self-study group contributed to the faculty members' development as teachers and scholars. Qualities of authentic conversation provide a framework for description, reflection and analysis of the group's interactions. Implications of forming a large self-study group within a teacher education program are identified.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada