Talk about student learning: Promoting professional growth among teacher educators
Linor L. Hadar, Faculty of Education, Israel ; David L. Brody, Department of Education, Israel
TATE Volume 59, Number 1, ISSN 0742-051X Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Talk about student learning (TASL) in the professional development of teacher educators shifts the focus from teaching to a more productive emphasis on learning. This study examines characteristics of TASL among teacher educators in community and its functions for their learning. The research was based on professional learning communities in which discourse was analyzed. Three genres were found: managing understanding, advisory talk and meta-analytic talk. The functions of TASL included an inquiry and research orientation, awareness of the connection between teaching and learning, and awareness of their own learning process. TASL was found to improve teaching through these functions.
Hadar, L.L. & Brody, D.L. (2016). Talk about student learning: Promoting professional growth among teacher educators. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 59(1), 101-114. Elsevier Ltd.