Learning from Experience: Memory and the Teacher's Account of Teaching

Learning from Experience: Memory and the Teacher's Account of Teaching

by Miriam Ben-Peretz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791423042

ISBN-13: 9780791423042

Pub. Date: 02/28/1995

Publisher: State University of New York Press

This book is about the development of teachers'professional knowledge.

This book explores several aspects of learning from experience as reported by retired teachers: the nature of teachers’ memories, the structure of teachers’ narratives, and the manner in which teachers transform concrete experiences into practical wisdom. Teachers, like

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Overview

This book is about the development of teachers'professional knowledge.

This book explores several aspects of learning from experience as reported by retired teachers: the nature of teachers’ memories, the structure of teachers’ narratives, and the manner in which teachers transform concrete experiences into practical wisdom. Teachers, like other professional practitioners, learn from their experiences, which shape the wisdom of practice enacted in classrooms. Memory of professional events is conceived as providing the basis for the construction of the personal professional knowledge of teachers. The book provides insights into the nature of human memories in a professional context.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791423042
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
02/28/1995
Series:
SUNY series, Teacher Preparation and Development Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Memory of Events and the Practice of Teaching7
2The Content of Teachers' Memories23
3The Impact of Teaching Situations on Teachers' Memories45
4Scripts in Teachers' Memories63
5What Do the Stories Tell Us? Learning about Teachers and Teaching75
6Stories, Stories: The Tales of Teachers' Memories93
7Experience, Professional Knowledge, and Memory of Events117
8Learning from Experience: The Teachers' View131
9Context-Specific Memories of Teachers and Learning from Experience: Some Conclusions143
10Teachers' Memories: Implications for Teacher Education and School Administration149
Appendix: Design of the Study on Memory of Professional Events155
References159
Index171

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