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Powerful Pedagogy

Self-Study of a Teacher Educator’s Practice

Brandenburg, Robyn T.

2008, XXVI, 209 p.

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  • Examines the intricacies and taken-for-granted assumptions about teaching and learning in pre-service teacher education
  • Challenges the status-quo in teacher education
  • Provides a unique combination of data gathering tools (Roundtable Reflection guided by the ALACT reflection process; critical incident reports, and multiple perspectives tasks)

Powerful Pedagogy: Self-Study of a Teacher Educator’s Practice is the outcome of the author’s systematically questioning her assumptions about teaching and, in various ways, gives voice to the many individuals who have had an impact on the development of the author’s pedagogy as a mathematics teacher educator. Using self-study as both a lens and a methodology to research her practice over the past three years, the author examines the impact of reflection and reflective practice in pre-service teacher education; voice, silence and that which remains "unsaid"; the ways in which teacher identities emerge and develop, and the role of authority and power in learning about teaching.

Pedagogy refers to the synergistic relationship which exists between learning and teaching - one informs and is impacted by the other. For me then, Powerful Pedagogy reflects the need to see teaching in new ways and to do so by placing inquiry at the centre of learning about the intricacies of teaching about teaching. Powerful Pedagogy is a "how-to-see-teaching-differently" book; one which identifies and raises for scrutiny and critique, the markers which help the learning about teaching as one attempts to enact a pedagogy of teacher education.

Professor John Loughran, Foundation Chair, Curriculum & Professional Practice Associate Dean Faculty of Education Monash University (2007).

Content Level » Research

Keywords » assumption hunting - learning - pre-service teacher learning - reflective practice - self-study - teacher educator practice - teaching

Related subjects » Higher Education - Learning & Instruction - Mathematics Education

Table of contents 

PART ONE: Researching Teaching in Teacher Education Chapter One: A New Professionalism Chapter Two: Understanding the 'underbelly': Making sense of theory Chapter Three: Self-Study of Practice Chapter Four: Designing my Self-Study Research PART TWO: Learners Learning Chapter Five: Learning about Reflection in Teaching Chapter Six: Roundtable Reflection Chapter Seven: Understanding the 'unsaid': Deconstructing silence and reconstructing self Chapter Eight: Developing our Authority of Experience: Pre-service teachers and teacher educator as 'co-learners' PART THREE: Powerful Pedagogy Chapter Nine: Learning through Self-Study Chapter Ten: From Personal Pedagogy to the broader Teacher Education Context Appendix 1: Overview of research design/data gathering tools Appendix 2: Transcription of Roundtable Data Appendix 3: Organization and Analysis of the Critical Incident Questionnaire Data Appendix 4: Pre-service teachers’ reflections on Assumptions Appendix 5: Data organization: 'Exploring silence/dominant voices' References Subject Index Author Index

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