Advancing Social Studies Education through Self-Study by Alicia R. Crowe

By Alicia R. Crowe

This number of works highlights ways in which self-study of educating and instructor schooling practices can strengthen conversations and information in social reports schooling. The ebook comprises chapters which explicitly deal with the facility of self-study for social reports lecturers and instructor educators. for instance, how a social stories instructor engaged in self-study learns and grows as a instructor; how a instructor educator thinks approximately, makes use of, and grows of their knowing of perform whereas targeting rationales in social reports educating. additional chapters contain discussions of connections among the 2 fields, and particular examples are supplied of ways self-study can ensue with a social reviews concentration and in a social reports context. the writer of this booklet goals so as to add new dimensions to conversations happening in groups - self-study and social stories schooling. The book’s powerful topic zone brings concentration to already wealthy instructor schooling conversations in self-study. notwithstanding, the focal point on self-study and the facility of this system for studying approximately and bettering social reports instructing and instructor schooling provides to the continued social reports schooling conversations approximately educating and learning.

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Berry, A. (2007). Self-study in teaching about teaching. In J. J. Loughran, M. L. Hamilton, V. K. LaBoskey, & T. ), International handbook of self-study teaching and teacher education practices (pp. 1295–1332). Dordrecht: Springer. , & Crowe, A. R. (2009). Many mile and many emails: Using electronic technologies in self-study to think about, refine and reframe practice. In D. L. Tidwell, M. L. Heston, & L. M. ), Research methods for the self-study of practice (pp. 83–98). Dordrecht: Springer. Brown, E.

Self-studies typically are designed to facilitate reframing, improving practice within institutional contexts, involving students, 1 Self-Study and Social Studies: Framing the Conversation 9 sharing interpretations, revealing shortcomings, and opening research to different interpretations. The emphasis on interaction and collaboration goes far in explaining why some view self-study as a community as much as a genre of educational research. When looking for a distinct understanding of the how of self-study, it becomes clear that self-study researchers use a variety of qualitative methods and may borrow from many other qualitative forms of inquiry including narrative inquiry, autoethnography, action research, case study, and phenomenology.

57). Yet if social studies has lagged behind, it is not the case that there has been no interest. Johnston (2006) provides a survey of social studies work in both self-study and action research. Like Johnston, in the most recent handbook of research on social studies education, Adler (2008) reviews a growing body of self-study research in social studies teacher education. She cites the possibility of self-study as a means to “contribute in a systematic, reflective way” (p. 345) to what the field knows about the preparation of social studies teachers.

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