Appreciating teaching as a basis for professional development
This article examines the usefulness of the idea of professional artistry for exploring teaching. It argues for the recognition of an additional research paradigm which could investigate the artistry of teaching in terms of arts appreciation and enable it to be illuminated in ways which balance prevailing technical rational approaches. The importance of focusing on professional judgement and the personal dimensions of teaching are recognised as is the significance of the traditions within which teachers work. By reference to narrative form and technique in the novel, examples are offered of how literary critical knowledge might enlighten the work of teacher researchers.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Educational Consultant, United Kingdom
Publication date: March 1, 1997