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Self-study in Teaching and Teacher Education: Characteristics and contributions

Pithouse-Morgan, Kathleen



The author analyzes self-study research in Teaching and Teacher Education (TATE). An introduction to self-study of professional practice as scholarship and methodology is followed by descriptions of 10 selected articles. Next is a presentation of 10 self-study characteristics identified in the articles. The final analysis shows three broad self-study research contributions: a) teachers and teacher educators advance the education field by becoming accomplished practitioner-researchers, b) a self-directed professional learning paradigm is advantageous for teachers' and teacher educators' professional development, and c) when teachers and teacher educators commit to their professional growth in supportive environments, they benefit themselves and others.


Pithouse-Morgan, K. (2022). Self-study in Teaching and Teacher Education: Characteristics and contributions. Teaching and Teacher Education, 119, Article 103880.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 1, 2022
Online Publication Date Sep 16, 2022
Publication Date Nov 1, 2022
Deposit Date Sep 21, 2022
Publicly Available Date Sep 22, 2022
Journal Teaching and Teacher Education
Print ISSN 0742-051X
Publisher Elsevier BV
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 119
Article Number 103880
Keywords Practitioner inquiry; Self-study research; Professional development; Professional learning; Professional knowledge; Learning communities
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