Part of the School of Education Research Seminar Series.
Meta-reflexivity and Professionalism in the Teaching Profession and in Teacher Education
Professor Colin Cramer, University of Tüebingen
This will be a virtual seminar using Zoom. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details about how to take part.
In teacher education, student teachers are confronted with theories and empirical findings that originate from different scientific paradigms. As such, the question arises as to how these various sources of teacher education can paint a coherent picture, allowing student teachers to perceive them not as contradictory but as mutually enriching. To achieve this, this presentation proposes the idea of meta-reflexivity. Meta-reflexivity uses the potential of the multi-perspectivity of different theories and empirical findings. These are understood as specific and potentially equal important contributions to professionalization. Teacher education aims to reveal the inherent logics of specific theories and empirical findings and, on this basis, develop reference points for situation-specific interpretations and professional action in school. Meta-reflexivity can subsequently be understood as professionalization through broadening perspectives. In this research seminar, the approach of meta-reflexivity is shown in overview and put up for discussion.