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ERIC Number: EJ879279
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4871
Learning Teaching in, from, and for Practice: What Do We Mean?
Lampert, Magdalene
Journal of Teacher Education, v61 n1-2 p21-34 2010
In talk about teacher preparation and professional development, we often hear the word "practice" associated with what, how, or when the learning of teaching is supposed to happen. In this article, four different conceptions of practice are investigated, and their implications for how learning teaching might be organized are explored. Rather than a comprehensive review of the literature, what is presented here is a set of ideas that draw on both past and present efforts at reform. The purpose of this essay is to provoke clarification of what we mean when we talk about practice in relation to learning teaching. The author draws on her own research on the work of teaching from the perspective of practice to represent the nature of the work and to speculate from various perspectives on how that work might be learned. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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