Learning from Experience: Memory and the Teacher's Account of Teaching

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SUNY Press, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 176 pages
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This book explores several aspects of learning from experience as reported by retired teachers: the nature of teachers memories, the structure of teachers narratives, and the manner in which teachers transform concrete experiences into practical wisdom. Teachers, like other professional practitioners, learn from their experiences, which shape the wisdom of practice enacted in classrooms. Memory of professional events is conceived as providing the basis for the construction of the personal professional knowledge of teachers. The book provides insights into the nature of human memories in a professional context."
 

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About the author (1995)

Miriam Ben-Peretz is Professor of Education and former Dean of the School of Education at the University of Haifa, Israel, as well as President of Tel-Hai College, Israel. She is the author of The Teacher-Curriculum Encounter: Freeing Teachers from the Tyranny of Texts, also published by SUNY Press.

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