Talk about student learning: Promoting professional growth among teacher educators

Linor L. Hadar, David L. Brody

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Talk about student learning (TASL) in the professional development of teacher educators shifts the focus from teaching to a more productive emphasis on learning. This study examines characteristics of TASL among teacher educators in community and its functions for their learning. The research was based on professional learning communities in which discourse was analyzed. Three genres were found: managing understanding, advisory talk and meta-analytic talk. The functions of TASL included an inquiry and research orientation, awareness of the connection between teaching and learning, and awareness of their own learning process. TASL was found to improve teaching through these functions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-114
Number of pages14
JournalTeaching and Teacher Education
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2016
Externally publishedYes

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© 2016 Elsevier Ltd.


  • Community
  • Professional development
  • Talk about student learning
  • Teacher educators

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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