Title: Peer group as a meeting place: Reconstructions of teachers’ self-understanding and the presence of vulnerability
Authors: Uitto, Minna ×
Kaunisto, Saara-Leena
Kelchtermans, Geert
Estola, Eila #
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Series Title: International Journal of Educational Research vol:75 pages:7-16
Abstract: Prior research on peergroups and their potential for student teachers and teachers is still
very limited.This article focuses on how a teacher’s self-understanding is reconstructed in a peer group and how vulnerability is present in this process.The data focusing on one teacher’s story is from a long-term peer group of 11 Finnish teachers. The research
demonstrates how teachers’ self-understanding develops and is reconstructed throughout
interactions with others.In addition,the research shows the intertwinement of teacher vulnerability with the reconstruction of self-understanding. Groups in which pre-service and in-service teachers can share personal and professional experiences create a powerful site and opportunity that can be used in teacher education.
ISSN: 0883-0355
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Innovation and the Development of Teacher and School
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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