Being Self-Study Researchers in a Digital World

Future Oriented Research and Pedagogy in Teacher Education

  • Dawn Garbett
  • Alan Ovens

Part of the Self-Study of Teaching and Teacher Education Practices book series (STEP, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Considering Self-Study in a Digital World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Digital Technology: Practice, Research and Scholarship

  4. Reflecting on Possibilities for Self-Study in a Digital World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Charity Dacey, Linda Abrams, Katie Strom, Tammy Mills
      Pages 167-173
    3. John Loughran
      Pages 175-181
  5. Charity Dacey, Linda Abrams, Katie Strom, Tammy Mills
    Pages E1-E1

About this book


This book presents research on the intersection of self-study research, digital technologies, and the development of future-oriented practices in teacher education. It explores the changing teacher education landscape by considering issues that are central to doing self-study: context and location; data access, generation and analysis; social and personal media; forms and transformations of pedagogy; identity; and ethics in an increasingly digital world. Self-study research on, with, and around digital technologies is highly significant in education where the rapid development and ubiquity of such technologies are an integral part of teacher educators’ everyday pedagogical and research practices. Blended and virtual environments are now not only commonplaces in which to teach about teaching but also to research about teaching.

The book highlights how digital technologies can enhance the pedagogies and knowledge base of teacher education research and practice while remaining circumspect of grandiose claims. Each chapter addresses aspects of doing self-study with educational technology, and provides issues for discussion and debate for readers wanting to engage in self-study.


Constructivist models of teacher education Critical research Digital technology Educational technology Embodiment English teacher education Literacy Mobile teacher education Online courses Online teacher education Philosophy of practice Teacher education practice Teacher professional learning Teaching with technology Video assessment Virtual bricolage

Editors and affiliations

  • Dawn Garbett
    • 1
  • Alan Ovens
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand
  2. 2.The University of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-39476-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-39478-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1875-3620
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-1850
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