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Critical Collaboration
Critical Collaboration

We were already friends and enjoyed engaging in opportunities to challenge one another’s thinking. During a conference several years ago, such a moment arose and we both tugged from different directions. It started with a little debate about ou…

'Substituting' Becomes a New Way of Knowing
'Substituting' Becomes a New Way of Knowing

A substitute is one who stands in the place of another: the Latin statuere derives from the root stare — to stand, with an implication of stability and constancy in the etymology. There are many substitutions for “real” teaching bui…

Delving Deep into the Society of Your Mind
Delving Deep into the Society of Your Mind

This study sits within the larger framework of my Doctoral self-study, which is focused on my mentoring practice within the role of a School-Based Teacher Educator, and how best to navigate the competing responsibilities and tensions within the role.…

Reflecting on Supporting the Development of Reflexivity in Pre-Service Teachers
Reflecting on Supporting the Development of Reflexivity in Pre-Service Teachers

This self-study emerged during a period of close examination of our teacher education programs for indicators that we are providing our student teachers with opportunities to learn how to reflect on what are they are doing in the classroom while on p…

Weaving the Tapestry of my Academic Identity in Three Panels
Weaving the Tapestry of my Academic Identity in Three Panels

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom” -Aristotle. As a first-generation college graduate student in the curriculum and teaching department of an R-1 midwestern college, I am acutely aware that I am actively engaging in rene…

Enacting a Personal Pedagogy of Facilitating Professional Learning for Teachers
Enacting a Personal Pedagogy of Facilitating Professional Learning for Teachers

This research is focused on the facilitation of professional learning (PL) experiences for teachers who were learning to use a novel approach to physical education (PE). The Meaningful PE approach is designed to guide teachers in prioritizing meaning…

Praxis, Pedagogy, and the Life of Being
Praxis, Pedagogy, and the Life of Being

This self-study examines Carlos’s journey of shifting from Brazil as a qualified and experienced teacher to become a teacher in a primary school in New Zealand. Using bricolage (Rogers, 2012), the study weaves together the disparate threads inv…

Exploring New Ways of Knowing as Ex-Administrators
Exploring New Ways of Knowing as Ex-Administrators

Three mid-career teacher educators, each of whom involuntarily served as mid-level administrators are now in a similar position of having left those roles. Each has a different story to tell and come from very different institutions, yet find themsel…

S-STEP in Comparative and International Education
S-STEP in Comparative and International Education

Over the past 30 years, my classroom routines and teaching strategies have evolved considerably to embrace transcultural curriculum, teaching, and learning. Nevertheless, I continue to use many pedagogies that have proven effective over the years (or…

Unravelling in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous) Environment
Unravelling in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous) Environment

I could not have imagined when I started to unravel 2 years ago, that my workplace could become more disturbed. I am a teacher educator in a research-intensive university in a large metropolitan city. I described my workplace as VUCA (volatile, uncer…

Weaving Threads of Care
Weaving Threads of Care

A collaborative inquiry group at a rural midwestern university sought to support and challenge those teaching or preparing to teach online courses through self-study of teaching practices. The group’s purpose was to create a community of schola…

Envisioning New Meanings through Found Poetry
Envisioning New Meanings through Found Poetry

If I could see you in a year, I'd wind the months in balls--- And put them each in separate Drawers, For fear the numbers fuse---                                 &n…

Looking Back, Looking Forward
Looking Back, Looking Forward

Like many young scholars in the current higher education climate within the US, I completed my Ph.D. but struggled to find the academic employment I had imagined I would get after I graduated. As I talked with other young scholars, I discovered I was…

Serving Metropolis
Serving Metropolis

Metropolis is the fictional city depicted in Fritz Lang’s epic silent film with the same name, Metropolis (Pommer & Lang, 1927). Set in a dystopian future, the movie begins with an army of workers descending to their jobs far beneath the ea…

Exploring the Contribution of Self-Study of Teacher Education Practice to the Conversation on Research on Teacher Education
Exploring the Contribution of Self-Study of Teacher Education Practice to the Conversation on Research on Teacher Education

According to Putnam (2004), careful attention to the particular shows the most promise for making progress with research that uncovers knowledge in the human sciences such as psychology, sociology and education. Inquiries that are oriented to the par…

"Well, It's Also about Me and My History"

I am a white South African woman who was born and grew up during apartheid. I qualified as a language teacher in 1995, the year after South Africa’s first democratic elections. Currently, I teach graduate modules and supervise graduate students…

Identity Theft on the Way to an Administrative Role
Identity Theft on the Way to an Administrative Role

This paper explores changes in identity experienced by three teacher educators on their journey into an administrative role in our institutions. After 14-19 years as teacher educators, we see an administrative role, including managerial and leadershi…

Learning to Productively Struggle with Self-Study through Feedback and Failed Attempts
Learning to Productively Struggle with Self-Study through Feedback and Failed Attempts

"Weaving involves crossing two threads...To produce the textile it is necessary for these two threads to be bound, otherwise each will remain a fragile and fluttering potentiality...if the meeting of opposites does not take place, nothing is create…

Pulling on the Threads of Our Teaching Practices
Pulling on the Threads of Our Teaching Practices

Teaching in the 21st century is complex and challenging; teacher education is incrementally knotty and demanding. Many competing agendas result in tangled conversations that reveal competing perspectives, needs, and understandings. It is easy, we fin…