Professional conversations: teacher educators making sense of literacy pedagogies

Henderson, Robyn and Petersen, Shauna (2008) Professional conversations: teacher educators making sense of literacy pedagogies. In: 2008 ALEA/AATE National Conference: Stories, Places, Spaces: Literacy and Identity, 6-9 July 2008, Adelaide, Australia.

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[Abstract]: This paper will describe the process of professional or pedagogical conversations that was used by a team of teacher educators to reflect on their literacy pedagogies and their practices as the ‘teachers’ of future literacy teachers. Through these conversations, the teacher educators discussed their understandings of literacies within the broader contested field of literacies education and found ways of working with diversity within a team approach to teaching. The paper will also provide details of the themes and issues that emerged during one conversation and will demonstrate how this process enabled the team to engage in ongoing professional development as it designed, implemented, evaluated and redesigned learning opportunities for pre‐service teachers.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Authors retian copyright. Papers freely available on website.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2008 06:01
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:04
Uncontrolled Keywords: authoritative pedagogy, literacy pedagogies, pedagogy, personal pedagogy, professional conversations, professional development, teacher education, team work, tertiary education
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education

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