Garth Boomer once wrote, "To deliberately learn is to research." As a teacher, I know that most teachers are constantly involved in processes of deliberate learning. We learn about our students. We gain insights on how to present particular topics. We experiment with new ideas and we constantly assess and reevaluate our students alongside our teaching. During the last decades of the twentieth century the term "research has been expanded to include many of the activities that are routine to teachers such as student assessment, teacher self-reflection, documentation of classroom events, and student observation. Current thinking has redefined teaching as a constructive, intellectual, pursuit that has much to contribute to academic discourses about education.
"Book Review: M. Elizabeth Graue and Daniel J. Walsh (1998). Studying Children in Context: Theories, Methods, and Ethics.Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications,"
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