Title

Exploring teacher educators' professional development of a private organization involved in faith education in Karachi

Date of Award

2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Philosophy in Education

Department

Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore how teacher educators of a private organization, involved in faith education develop themselves professionally to support teachers. This was a case study grounded in the social constructivist framework. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews, field notes, and observation. The collected data was analyzed by using constant comparative method. The findings indicated that the teacher educators of faith education developed themselves professionally through the following strategies; (a) through formal training programs, field experiences, public speaking skills, reflection, and readings of Various Subjects. (b) Pedagogical content knowledge for teacher educators’ professional development; professional development programs, discussions with the faith education teachers, cooperative learning, and understanding of psychology and philosophy. Discussion focuses on how these findings are related to teacher educators’ professional development in the context of faith education.

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