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Profesní vidění učitelů: od hledání pojmu k možnostem jeho uchopení

Title in English Teachers professional vision: exploring and clarifying the concept


Year of publication 2012
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Pedagogická orientace
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Education

Field Pedagogy and education
Keywords professional vision; professional knowledge; professional action; reflection; cycle of pedagogical reasoning and action; teacher education; e-learning environment; video
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Description This review study introduces the concept of professional vision into Czech academic discourse as one of the potential concepts that can be used when contemplating (teacher) professionalization. At the beginning the authors mention selected attempts to define characteristics of a profession and introduce their view of the issue of teacher professionalism, or expertise, that is built on three dimensions: professional vision, professional knowledge and professional action. They further suggest the relationships among these dimensions in the modle of pedagogical reasoning and action (Shulman, 1986) and the ALACT model of reflection (Korthagen, 2011). Professional vision in general and specifically in the teaching profession is discussed and its existing conceptualizations are described. Based on other theoretical and empirical studies connected to this issue, the authors then suggest their own approach to teachers professional vision. The relationship between professional vision and reflection on the spiral of pedagogical reasoning and action is elaborated on. In the end, the usability of the concept of professional vision in teacher education is discussed, specifically in the process of development of an e-learning (video)environment for (prospective) teachers. This study is connected to dissertation research project of one of the authors and summarizes its theoretical background.
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