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ERIC Number: EJ903548
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0077-5762
Teacher-Researcher Collaboration as a Human Science
Herrenkohl, Leslie Rupert; DeWater, Lezlie Salvatore; Kawasaki, Keiko
Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, v109 n1 p207-221 2010
In this chapter, the authors focus on a multiyear teacher-researcher collaboration. They analyze the collaboration as oriented toward "phronesis," or wise action used to solve practical problems. The three practical problems they emphasize in this chapter are: (1) How did they use their work together to improve teaching and learning? (2) How did they relate to each other in the work?; and (3) How did they organize their time and resources to be able to do the work, given their organizational settings and constraints? Their process of solving these problems reflects key principles of a human science approach to education. First, they focused on and attended to the meaning and interpretation of their work and how they related to one another. Second, they listened to each other and were open to hearing alternative interpretations in their partnership. Third, they exercised agency with respect to their educational settings. They did not accept the roles given to them, but created new ones, thereby fashioning new trajectories for each of them. Their collaborative work suggests that to fully embrace a human science approach to education, they must engage processes of personal and institutional transformation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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