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On-going Learning for Literacy/English Teacher Educators: Examining Four Spheres of Knowledge. Clare Kosnik, Pooja Dharamshi , Cathy Miyata, Lydia Menna , and Yiola Cleovoulou University of Toronto. Literacy Teacher Educators: Their Backgrounds, Visions, and Practices.
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Clare Kosnik, PoojaDharamshi, Cathy Miyata,
Lydia Menna, and YiolaCleovoulou
University of Toronto
Boyd and Harris (2010) content area must be considered separately because each discipline places different demands on teacher educators.
five types of knowledge:
Evolving Pedagogy: Trial and error approach; Different approaches to feedback; Collaborating with teacher educators
Building on Prior Experiences: Former classroom teaching experience; Remained connected to doctoral supervisors
I was overly optimistic in the first year about how much I would be able to do. And was kind disappointed with student learning … In the second year after reflecting on my practice I backed off in some of the content and reading. And I found that they took up the ideas of the course more quickly which allowed us to move forward. Heather
Our understanding of “literacy” is undergoing dramatic changes- communication channels have extended the boundaries of communication (Kress, 2010).
In order to respond to the changing nature of literacy and extend their knowledge, LTEs engaged in all three forms of PD. They were able to accomplish this by:
It is really important that I'm involved in an international research collaboration … Those research connections beyond Australian’s perspective are really important for me because Australia is quite isolated…but it also helps me reach beyond the local to the global, and that's an important perspective to have, especially in literacy education when we are thinking about techno literacies, global literacies. CHRISTINE (Pseudonym)
one needs to develop the professional and intellectual resources to be able to engage. Bob
I have experienced 4 or possibly 5 different versions of the national curriculum in the UK, so preparing them for the version that currently exists isn’t doing them any favors, they need to prepare, not only for this version… but also for the other ones that will come along. Justin
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