Sydney School of Education and Social Work events – 2014 Archive

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Research for making the familiar strange and the strange familiar

CURATING REPERTOIRES OF PRACTICE: CONDUCTING RESEARCH INTO THE WORK OF TEACHERS (AND THE IMPLICATIONS FOR TEACHER EDUCATION)

13 November 2014

Classrooms are iconic spaces. Their fundamental place in the fabric of society is reflected in how the resumption of classes after an interruption caused by a significant event, such as a natural disaster or conflict, represents a return to the routines of ordinary living.

Yet, what goes on in classrooms is not easily observed, described or interpreted. In this presentation, I discuss how I’ve attempted to conduct research in these spaces for the purpose of understanding how schooling works better for some young people than for others.

While I describe a range of methodological choices and their associated forms of evidence, my primary concern is knowledge production, and the effect of meaning-making processes on the meaning we make in classrooms, especially how we interpret teachers’ work. The concept of curating repertories of pedagogical practice is outlined as a means of describing the work of teachers. The implications for teacher education are also explored.

Event details


Research for making the familiar strange and the strange familiar: conducting research into the work of teachers (and the implications for teacher education)

Where Room 638, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
Education Building A35
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When

13 November 2014


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