An activist democratic model of teacher professional learning: The Teaching and Learning Caskets Imaginarium

Manuel, Jacqueline, Hansen, Claire, and Semler, Liam E. (2023) An activist democratic model of teacher professional learning: The Teaching and Learning Caskets Imaginarium. In: Goodwyn, Andrew, Manuel, Jacqueline, Roberts, Rachel, Scherff, Lisa, Sawyer, Wayne, Durrant, Cal, and Zancanella, Don, (eds.) International Perspectives on English Teacher Development: From Initial Teacher Education to Highly Accomplished Professional. National Association for the Teaching of English, 4 . Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, England, pp. 200-214.

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This chapter explores and theorises an original model of teacher professional learning that emerged from a well-established partnership between university academics and secondary school English teachers in Sydney, Australia. The Imaginarium model, of which the Teaching and Learning Caskets Imaginarium is the most recent iteration, is predicated on the belief that engaging teachers’ unique subjectivities is a necessary condition for building and sustaining their professional identity, expertise and agency. The concept of the Imaginarium emerged organically from the Shakespeare Reloaded project in response to teachers’ interest in creating a visible space for educators to participate in an intellectual and imaginative exchange of ideas about their work and lives as teachers. The feedback and evaluations from participants attest to the generative affordances of what can be understood as professional identity work. The Imaginaria have remained consistently popular with teachers within and beyond Barker College because the experience is unquestionably authentic for participants.

Item ID: 77586
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 9781003168140
Copyright Information: © 2023 selection and editorial matter, Andrew Goodwyn, Jacqueline Manuel, Rachel Roberts, Lisa Scherff, Wayne Sawyer, Cal Durrant, and Don Zancanella; individual chapters, the contributors.
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2023 06:11
FoR Codes: 47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4705 Literary studies > 470504 British and Irish literature @ 50%
39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390104 English and literacy curriculum and pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL) @ 50%
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