Questions of Practice

  • Stefinee Pinnegar
  • Mary Lynn Hamilton
Part of the Self Study of Teaching and Teacher Education Practices book series (STEP, volume 8)

We experience our practice as teacher educators in a holistic way, constantly aware of the layers and that our lives and our various roles intertwine: We are faculty members, researchers, teachers, members of departments, confidants, community members, lovers, friends, sons, daughters, and/or, perhaps, parents. Stern’s (2004) notion of the present moment. A conception of the practice on which S-STTEP research can be based, suggests that moment to moment, as we become conscious or nonconscious (that is, as we move between states of awareness regarding our actions and states where we enact routines intentionally or automatically), these roles, our knowledge from them, and our responsibilities within them surface – seldom individually, usually collectively, and often in multiple ways, usually intertwined with each other.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefinee Pinnegar
    • 1
  • Mary Lynn Hamilton
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. Teacher EducationBrigham Young University David O. McKay School of EducationProvoUSA
  2. 2.Dept. Teaching & LeadershipUniversity of Kansas School of EducationLawrenceUSA

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