English language teacher educators' 'real world' approaches to professional learning

Kani Z. G.

5th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Rome, Italy, 5 - 08 February 2013, vol.116, pp.4080-4085 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 116
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.01.894
  • City: Rome
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.4080-4085
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


One of the most challenging and enlightening things in academia and daily life in general is one's exploration of him/her 'self' through ongoing transformative reflection. This narrative inquiry into the professional lives of 11 teacher educators in different contexts around the world displays their real world approaches (beliefs and practices) to professional learning within the Deweyan view of experience from an interpretive perspective; for there is little research on teacher educators' professional development apart from some studies (Koster & Dengerink, 2001; Lunenberg, 2002). (C) 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.