This collaborative self-study explores how seven members of a Faculty Self-Study Learning Group (FS-SLG) attempt to foster cultures of inquiry with teacher candidates. In so doing, we simultaneously describe a professional learning community of teacher educators engaging in reflective practice via the teaching, learning, and enacting of self-study methodology. Findings from this collaborative self-study highlight how we attempt to translate our own efforts to be more purposeful and reflective into our teacher education practice through modeling, as well as the tensions we felt in promoting a view of teaching as a process of critical inquiry. The discussion focuses on lessons learned and potential ways forward for educators who similarly desire to embrace inquiry-based pedagogies of possibility within the existing landscape of teaching and teacher preparation.
Ritter, J. K., Ayieko, R., Vanorsdale, C., Quiñones, S., Chao, X., Meidl, C. J., Mahalingappa, L., Meyer, C. K., & Williams, J. A. (2019). Facilitating Pedagogies of Possibility in Teacher Education: Experiences of Faculty Members in a Self-Study Learning Group. Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 10 (2). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.buffalostate.edu/jiae/vol10/iss2/7
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