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ERIC Number: EJ917594
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0890-6459
On the Rough Ground: Instantiations of the Practical across the Teacher Professional Continuum
Sato, Mistilina; Kern, Anne L.; McDonald, Eric; Rogers, Carrie
Teacher Education and Practice, v23 n1 p66-87 Win 2010
We draw on the philosophical works of Aristotle, Gadamer, Arendt, and Sockett to argue for a return to the rough ground of reason and deliberation in teaching. We offer a conceptualization of teaching and teacher development within a framework that honors the technical and practical nature of knowledge, experience, and practice. Through examples from our professional lives, we illustrate how the technical and practical views of knowledge and practice influence teacher education pedagogies, teacher inquiry, teacher practice, and professional development program design. We suggest ways for teacher education to free teachers from the binds of theoretical certainty, for teacher development to refocus on the concept of becoming, and for teachers to bring virtue back into teaching.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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