Spaces of possibility in pre-service teacher education
Ryan, Mary E. (2011) Spaces of possibility in pre-service teacher education. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 32(6), pp. 881-900.
Pre-service teacher education is a spatialized enterprise. It operates across a number of spaces that may or may not be linked ideologically and/or physically. These spaces can include daily practices, locations, infrastructure, relationships and representations of power and ideology. The interrelationships between and within these (sometimes competing) spaces for pre-service teachers will influence their identities as teachers and learners across time and space. Pre-service teachers are expected to make the connections between these often-contradictory spaces with little or no guidance on how to negotiate such complex relationships. These are difficult spaces, yet the slippages and gaps between these spaces offer generative possibilities. This paper explores these spaces of possibility for pre-service teacher education, and uses the spatial theories of Lefebvre (1991) and Foucault (1977, 1980) to argue that critical reflective practice can be used to create a ‘thirdspace’ (Soja, 1996) for reconstructing future practice.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Pre-service teacher education, Reflective practice, Teacher identity, Socio-spatial theory, Reflection, HERN|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2011 Taylor & Francis|
|Copyright Statement:||This is an electronic version of an article published in [British Journal of Sociology of Education, 32(6), 2011]. [British Journal of Sociology of Education] is available online at informaworld|
|Deposited On:||02 Sep 2011 09:29|
|Last Modified:||02 Apr 2013 00:16|
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