A teacher educator's professional learning journey and border pedagogy: a meta-analysis of five research projects

Jasman, Anne M. (2010) A teacher educator's professional learning journey and border pedagogy: a meta-analysis of five research projects. Professional Development in Education, 36 (1-2). pp. 307-323. ISSN 1941-5257

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Continuing learning is central to the professions of teaching and teacher education. Research that explores the nature of professional learning and the conditions that promote it is limited. In this paper I examine my own involvement and that of other teachers and teacher educators in five practice-based research studies in terms of our professional learning and border pedagogy. I play a key role in each project and offer an 'insider' perspective through 'autobiographical self-study'. Each project involved crossing a border between professional knowledge contexts, and explores the 'journey' metaphor of professional learning. The metaphors of passport and visa are used to explore the identities and purposes for the professional learning 'journey'. Further metaphors for ways of 'travelling' are used to interrogate the significance of identity and purpose in professional learning joruneys that involve border-crossing. The benefits of border-crossing for professional learning are then discussed.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2010 International Professional Development Association (IPDA). Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy. This journal issue is also published as a monograph: Tony Bates, Anja Swennen, Ken Jones (eds.), The Professional Development of Teacher Educators, Routledge, 2010, ISBN: 978-0-415-59164-5.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2010 07:24
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2015 23:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: professional learning journey; teacher development; professional development; education
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/19415250903457521
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8604

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