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ERIC Number: EJ866425
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1354-0602
Professional Self-Understanding as Expertise in Teaching about Teaching
Berry, Amanda
Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, v15 n2 p305-318 Apr 2009
This paper explores an aspect of the knowledge of teaching required by teacher educators and how that knowledge might be developed if teaching (about teaching) is to be conceptualised as a distinct and important field in its own right--with its own forms of knowledge, ways of working and perspectives on the world. The paper focuses on self-understanding as a component of teacher educators' knowledge of practice and examines how the development of self-understanding can be conceived as a form of teacher educator expertise. Few studies have explicitly considered teacher educators' self-understanding as a form of professional knowledge; hence, this article makes a contribution to explicating and documenting this aspect of teacher educators' practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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