Professional Learning Through Transitions and Transformations

Teacher Educators’ Journeys of Becoming

  • Judy Williams
  • Mike Hayler

Part of the Self-Study of Teaching and Teacher Education Practices book series (STEP, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Mike Hayler, Judy Williams
    Pages 1-12
  3. Joseph C. Senese
    Pages 137-150
  4. Nathan D. Brubaker
    Pages 151-165
  5. Rodrigo Fuentealba Jara, Helena Montenegro Maggio
    Pages 183-197
  6. Judy Williams, Mike Hayler
    Pages 199-208

About this book


Through a narrative inquiry approach, this book examines the personal professional journeys of teacher educators who have undertaken self studies, and/or researched the professional development of teacher educators. The theme of the book is how change, through professional transitions and transformations and notably, through self study research, has shaped the professional identities and practices of these teacher educators. Each chapter is an exploration of how the author/s ‘became’ teacher educators in relation to personal and/or professional transitions, such as transitioning from teacher to teacher educator; moving between different institutional and geographic contexts; or from changes in philosophical, policy and/or pedagogical understandings over time. Each narrative draws on the author’s self study experience, and develops their knowledge further by presenting the wisdom they have gained over their career as teacher educators. The book concludes with a discussion of the connections between the diverse experiences of the authors, and what can be learned from their accumulated wisdom about what is means to become a teacher educator in a dynamic and ever-changing educational landscape.



Narrative inquiry Professional development Professional growth Professional identity Professional transformations Professional transitions Self study Teacher education Teacher educator Teacher educators’ practice

Editors and affiliations

  • Judy Williams
    • 1
  • Mike Hayler
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationMonash UniversityFrankstonAustralia
  2. 2.School of EducationUniversity of BrightonBrightonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-22028-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-22029-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1875-3620
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-1850
  • Buy this book on publisher's site