February 19, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 226 Pages - 32 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367086596 - CAT# K406802
Pedagogical Equilibrium is an innovative reconceptualisation of teachers’ professional knowledge development. The book draws on interview data and in-depth analysis of situations, which challenge teachers’ sense of pedagogical equilibrium in both primary and secondary school contexts. These moments highlight the complexity of teaching and the valuable personal and professional learning opportunities afforded by experiencing and processing moments which create uncertainty during practice.
Mansfield considers a variety of aspects of teaching practice, including content knowledge, organising for teaching, organising for learning, and student attitudes and behaviours. Drawing on detailed examples, a new framework is offered to scaffold teacher thinking around moments in practice which can challenge the sense of equilibrium in the classroom.
Pedagogical Equilibrium is a highly valuable resource for educational researchers, teacher educators, current teachers and other educational stakeholders.
Part 1: The search for pedagogical equilibrium
Chapter 1: Developing teachers’ professional knowledge
Chapter 2: Developing a professional knowledge of teacher practice
Chapter 3: The search for pedagogical equilibrium
Chapter 4: Capturing the development of teachers’ professional knowledge
Chapter 5: Regarding content knowledge
Chapter 6: Organising for teaching
Chapter 7: Organising for learning
Chapter 8: Student attitudes and behaviours
Part 2: The nature and value of considering teaching practice as the search for pedagogical equilibrium
Chapter 9: The nature of Situations
Chapter 10: The nature of Reactions
Chapter 11: The nature of Consequences
Chapter 12: The nature of Learning
Chapter 13: The construct of pedagogical equilibrium
Chapter 14: Implications for articulating teachers’ professional knowledge development
Chapter 15: Moving forward with pedagogical equilibrium