Miles, R., Lemon, N., Mitchell, D. M & Reid, J. (2016). The recursive practice of research and teaching: Reframing teacher education. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education,44(4), 401-414. United Kingdom: Routledge. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/1359866X.2016.1169502
As a field, Teacher Education has lived with continued criticism from governmental and research bodies on the quality of professional preparation and the lack of a strong research base. We respond to such criticisms by considering possibilities for further exploration of the research of practice and the practice of research in both initial and continuing teacher education. As both a theoretical and methodological challenge, this is tied recursively with research and practice in teacher education, for teacher educators, about teacher education. We draw on the theoretical resources of practice theories, to argue that teacher education practice must be informed by the study of the practice of teaching as well as research addressing the teaching of practice. In conclusion, we make a methodological case for reframing the roles of teacher and researcher within a “thirdspace” to consider the practice of researching teaching as recursive and always regenerative.
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