1st Edition

Exploring Professional Development Opportunities for Teacher Educators Promoting Faculty-Student Partnerships

Edited By Leah Shagrir, Smadar Bar-Tal Copyright 2021
    256 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    256 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Focusing on the partnerships and collaborations between teacher educators and students with regards to faculty members’ professional development, contributors from around the world provide insight into professional development opportunities in the context of teaching and collaborating with students. Contributions from these distinguished scholars come from a broad range of countries and cultures to ensure that the presented studies reveal rich information about diverse systems of teacher education.

    The studies presented in the book demonstrate how these faculty student partnerships can significantly assist faculty members to develop professionally and produce benefits and impacts on their professional identity. Providing ideas and tools aimed at teacher educators around the world, this book explores partnerships and cooperation as a tool to lead to development and ultimately promotion.

    This book is a must-read for all researchers, teacher educators and lecturers looking to expand their knowledge of partnerships with students in higher education.


    Chapter 1 - Living and Learning Partnerships in Teacher Education, Alison Cook-Sather

    Chapter 2 - Professional Development of Teacher Educators That Occurs as a Result of Working with Student Teachers – Literature Review, Leah Shagrir

    Chapter 3 - Developing (as) Critically Reflective Practitioners: Linking Preservice Teacher and Teacher Educator Development, Rebecca Buchanan and Margaret Clark

    Chapter 4 - Student Teachers Creating Space for Teacher Educators’ Reflection and Professional Development, Anne Jyrkiäinen, Outi Stüber and Marita Mäkinen

    Chapter 5 - The Silent Revolution in Teacher Education, Smadar Bar-Tal

    Chapter 6 - Reflections on establishing a student-staff partnership in Irish university-based teacher education, Aimie Brennan

    Chapter 7 - Teacher Educators and Student Teachers Working as Partners to Improve the Effectiveness of Modelling: A Professional Learning Journey for the Teacher Educators, Gerda Geerdink and David Powell

    Chapter 8 - How Does Working with and Mentoring Student Teachers Shape Teacher Educators’ Professional Identity? A Case from Turkey, Meral Beşken Ergişi

    Chapter 9 - Teacher Educators and Student Teachers’ International Experiences: Mentoring Changes, Challenges and Opportunities, Davide Parmigiani, Andrea Maragliano, Chiara Silvaggio and Anna Molinari

    Chapter 10 - Evaluating Professional Development of Teachers Educators: Analysis of Pedagogical Experience, Daiva Grakauskaitė- Karkockienė and Nijole Bražienė

    Chapter 11 - Narrative Pedagogies in Cultivating Teacher Educators’ Professional Development, Eeva Kaisa Hyry-Beihammer, Erkki T. Lassila and Minna Uitto

    Chapter 12 - Studying the Evaluative Views of Students as a Tool for Professional Development of Teacher Educators, Lars Samuelsson and Niclas Lindström

    Chapter 13 - Promoting Research Activity with Student Teachers as Professional Development for Teacher Educators, Alaster Scott Douglas


    Leah Shagrir is a senior researcher, and before her retirement she served as a teacher educator at Levinsky College of Education, Israel. Dr Shagrir was awarded a Distinguished Fulbright Award in Teaching ・ 2009, to conduct research in Vanderbilt University, USA.

    Smadar Bar-Tal is a senior researcher and lecturer, a leader in the field of online teaching and learning, at the Center for Innovative and Optimal Teaching at the Levinsky College of Education in Israel.