Learning Teaching from Experience: Multiple Perspectives and International Contexts

Learning Teaching from Experience: Multiple Perspectives and International Contexts

By: Janet Orchard (editor), Viv Ellis (editor)Paperback

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What do teachers learn 'on the job'? And how, if at all, do they learn from 'experience'? Leading researchers from the UK, Europe, the USA and Canada offer international, research-based perspectives on a central problem in policy-making and professional practice - the role that experience plays in learning to teach in schools. Experience is often weakly conceptualized in both policy and research, sometimes simply used as a proxy for 'time', in weeks and years, spent in a school classroom. The conceptualization of experience in a range of educational research traditions lies at the heart of this book, exemplified in a variety of empirical and theoretical studies. Distinctive perspectives to inform these studies include sociocultural psychology, the philosophy of education, school effectiveness, the sociology of education, critical pedagogy, activism and action research. However, no one theoretical perspective can claim privileged insight into what and how teachers learn from experience; rather, this is a matter for a truly educational investigation, one that is both close to practice and seeks to develop theory. At a time when policy-makers in many countries seek to make teacher education an entirely school-based activity, Learning Teaching from Experience offers an essential examination of the evidence-base, the traditions of inquiry - and the limits of those inquiries.

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Viv Ellis is Professor and Head of the Department of Education at Brunel University, London, UK, and Professor II at Bergen University College in Norway. Janet Orchard is a Senior Teaching Fellow in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Bristol, UK.


List of Figures and Tables Contributors Acknowledgements 1. Learning to Teach 'From Experience': Towards a Genealogy of the Ideas, Viv Ellis (Brunel University, UK) and Janet Orchard (University of Bristol, UK) Part I: Multiple Perspectives on Learning Teaching from Experience 2. Acculturation or Innovation in Experiential Learning? Pedagogical Practices of Teachers on an Alternative Certification Programme, Daniel Muijs (University of Southampton, UK) 3. Learning from Experience in Teaching: A Cultural Historical Critique, Anne Edwards (University of Oxford, UK) 4. The Rhetorics of Experience and 'The Importance of Teaching', Tom Are Trippestad (Bergen University College, Norway) 5. Learning from Experience: A Teacher-Identity Perspective, Brad Olsen (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA) 6. Teachers' Storied Experiences: Rules or Tools for Action?, Eli Ottesen (University of Oslo, Norway) 7. Already at Work in the World: Fictions of Experience in the Education of Teachers, Madeleine Grumet (University of North Carolina, USA) Part II: Perspectives in International Contexts 8. The Authority of Experience, Deficit Discourse and Teach for America: The Risks for Urban Education, Heidi Pitzer (Syracuse University, USA) 9. Restoring Higher Education's Mission in Teacher Education: A Global Challenge from a Canadian Perspective, Elizabeth Sloat (University of New Brunswick, Canada), Ann Sherman (University of New Brunswick, Canada), Theodore Christou (Queen's University, Canada), Mark Hirschkorn (University of New Brunswick, Canada), Paula Kristmanson (University of New Brunswick, Canada), Lynn Lemisko (University of Saskatchewan, Canada) and Alan Sears (University of New Brunswick) 10. Experience as a Contextual Basis to Connect Professional Concerns and Conditions of Practice: A Case Study of Teachers Implementing a Curricular Reform in Italy, Paolo Sorzio (University of Trieste, Italy) 11. Learning from Experience as Continual Processes of Design: A Norwegian Case Study, Anne Line Wittek (Vestfold University College, Norway) 12. Vertical Integration as a Mode of Production: Teachers' Resistance to the Business of Teaching, Torie Weiston-Serdan (Claremont Graduate University, USA) and Sheri-Dorn Giarmoleo (The Los Angeles Public Schools, USA) Part III: The Experience of Learning to Teach English, Maths and Science 13. Negotiating Conflicting Frames of Experience: Learning to Teach in an Urban Teacher Residency, Lauren Gatti (University of Nebraska, USA) 14. Developing Knowledge for Teaching from Experience: Mathematics Teaching and Professional Development in the United States of America, Erik Jacobson (University of Georgia, USA) 15. Creating a Shared Pedagogical Language: Interpreting How Teacher Candidates Learn from Experiences in a Science Methods Course, Shawn Bullock (Simon Fraser University, Canada) Afterword: Teacher Education and the Politics of Experience, Ken Zeichner (University of Washington, USA) Part IV: Afterword 16. The Politics of Learning to Teach from Experience, Ken Zeichner (University of Washington, USA) Index

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  • publication date: 30/07/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781474248235
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781474248235
  • weight: 416
  • ISBN10: 1474248233

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