Introducing Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices into Another Culture: The Experience in Chile

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Part of the Springer International Handbooks of Education book series (SIHE)


The three authors have collaborated since 2015 to introduce self-study of teacher education practices to small group of teacher educators at a number of universities in Chile with significant support from the Santiago office of the Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos. This chapter describes the origins of the project and its several stages between 2015 and 2018, with each author’s perspective presented in turn. Transferring a significant new research methodology from one language and culture to another has proven to be both complex and engaging, inevitably proving informative and stimulating for both academic cultures. Personal experiences of each author are described as well as views of several participants. The efforts to introduce self-study are ongoing and it has been helpful to take stock by preparing this account.


Self-study Craft knowledge Authority of experience Listening Learning from experience Critical friendship 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidad San Sebastián SantiagoChile
  2. 2.Organización de Estados IberoamericanosSantiagoChile
  3. 3.Faculty of EducationQueen’s University KingstonCanada

Section editors and affiliations

  • Hafdís Guðjónsdóttir
    • 1
  • Lynn Thomas
  1. 1.School of EducationUniversity of IcelandStakkahlídIceland

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