Susan Groundwater-Smith is an exemplary model of the self-reflective practitioner. Ever since her days of primary teaching, when she discovered ideas and theories that could enliven and enlighten her educational work, she has continued to debate and critically interrogate not only her adversaries, her friends and the contemporary research literature, but also, and more doggedly, herself. She is a practitioner par excellence of this special practice: the practice of inhaling rich observations of educational life (detailed in careful notes written up soon after), reflecting deeply on her own and others' educational experience, locating her ideas precisely in the current scholarship of teaching, and exhaling insightful writing about teaching that allows readers to see their worlds more clearly and understand them more deeply.
|Title of host publication||Rethinking educational practice through reflexive research|
|Subtitle of host publication||Essays in honour of Susan Groundwater-Smith|
|Editors||Nicole Mockler, Judyth Sachs|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Name||Professional learning and development in schools and higher education |