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ERIC Number: EJ879277
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4871
Beyond Knowledge: Exploring Why Some Teachers Are More Thoughtfully Adaptive than Others
Fairbanks, Colleen M.; Duffy, Gerald G.; Faircloth, Beverly S.; He, Ye; Levin, Barbara; Rohr, Jean; Stein, Catherine
Journal of Teacher Education, v61 n1-2 p161-171 2010
As teacher educators, we have observed that knowledge alone does not lead to the kinds of thoughtful teaching we strive for. Puzzled by differences in the teaching practices of teacher candidates having similar professional knowledge, we explore what might account for these differences. We address what is necessary, beyond traditional forms of professional knowledge, to support the development of thoughtful teachers who are responsive to students and situations. We provide four perspectives, each drawn from areas in which we conduct our research, and suggest a need to move beyond knowledge in teacher education. Our aim is to explore questions about preparing thoughtful teachers and to challenge others to do the same. We postulate that self-knowledge and a sense of agency with the intent of purposefully negotiating personal and professional contexts may be as important, if not more important, than the more traditional conceptions of professional knowledge.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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