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Luthuli, Khulekani; Phewa, Nontuthuko; Pithouse-Morgan, Kathleen – Studying Teacher Education, 2020
This article offers detailed accounts of self-study research conducted by two South African teachers who used drawing as an arts-based method to gain insights from children in their schools. While much of the published research on drawing as a self-study method has involved drawing by teachers or teacher educators, the focus here is on two…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Art Activities, Research Methodology, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Simpson, Amber – Studying Teacher Education, 2019
This research utilized self-study methodology to examine my experience as a novice elementary mathematics teacher educator whose foundation was a high school mathematics teacher and graduate training in secondary mathematics education. By analyzing video data of the weekly mathematics methods course, I relived moments in which I masked my…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Beginning Teachers
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Martin, Andrea K. – Studying Teacher Education, 2017
Teacher education programs that appear to be more successful work to thread practicum experiences and on-campus courses with an eye to achieving overall program coherence. As part of a funded research project centred on understanding how teacher candidates perceive quality in their practicum experiences and, by extension, in their professional…
Descriptors: Practicums, Preservice Teachers, Program Effectiveness, Focus Groups
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Poyas, Yael – Studying Teacher Education, 2016
This article describes a self-study pursuant to a clash between a lecturer and a student concerning the teaching of literature in a politically fraught context. The learning group is composed of Arab and Jewish teachers at a college in northern Israel. The work read by the group expresses a Palestinian perspective. The incident, discussed with…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Literature, Political Issues, Foreign Countries
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Byrd, Ben – Studying Teacher Education, 2015
The primary goal of this research is to better understand my students' reading orientations--what they believe it means to be a successful reader. I also seek to identify the relationship between those beliefs and my teaching. The data come primarily from six focal students in my second-grade classroom in an urban public charter elementary school…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies
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LaBoskey, Vicki K.; Richert, Anna E. – Studying Teacher Education, 2015
Our self-study has two main purposes: (1) to understand the value of self-study for credential program graduates to confront in transformative ways the pedagogical challenges of urban schools, and (2) to add to an exploration of self-study for non-teacher educators and strengthen our preparation of candidates to enact such inquiry. To answer these…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Urban Teaching, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Education
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Beeman-Cadwallader, Nicole; Buck, Gayle; Trauth-Nare, Amy – Studying Teacher Education, 2014
This self-study addresses two questions: (1) how did self-study aid the teacher educator in interrogating her beliefs about and mediate her projection of teacher-as-facilitator versus teacher-as-expert? and (2) in what ways did prospective elementary teachers in an undergraduate, interdisciplinary science course exert control over their learning…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Beliefs, Facilitators (Individuals)
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Rosaen, Cheryl; Terpstra, Marjorie – Studying Teacher Education, 2012
New conceptions of literacies and the practices associated with them call for new approaches to preparing teachers to engage students in literacy as a situated social phenomenon. This article describes two teacher educators' engagement in collaborative self-study as we implemented "The New Literacies Project" to help pre-service teachers expand…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Teacher Educators, Teaching Methods, Literacy
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Brandenburg, Robyn; Gervasoni, Ann – Studying Teacher Education, 2012
The ethical practice underpinning self-study research has been addressed extensively in the literature of self-study of teacher education practices. Less attention has been paid to how researchers deal with ethical tensions and dilemmas when they arise unexpectedly during self-study research. In this article, we examine how the extrapolation and…
Descriptors: Ethics, Standards, Praxis, Critical Incidents Method
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Erickson, Lynnette B.; Young, Janet R. – Studying Teacher Education, 2011
This self-study emerged within the context of a school-based professional development project that established collaboration between two teacher educators and a group of elementary public school teachers. We launched the Book in a Bag project as a way to promote curriculum integration in classrooms and at the same time to provide a venue for…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Public School Teachers, Educational Change, Faculty Development
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Hoban, Garry F.; Butler, Sue; Lesslie, Loraine – Studying Teacher Education, 2007
In this study a teacher educator worked with two elementary teachers to facilitate a self-study of their learning during a professional development programme. The programme extended for 6 months and was underpinned by four learning processes--reflection, sharing, action and feedback. The two teachers documented their learning experiences and were…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Teacher Educators, Elementary School Teachers, Professional Development