Research Impact: Current literature suggests that while teacher educators perform a multitude of complex roles, they receive minimal preparation or possibilities for professional development to fulfil these roles. As a result, they need to acquire relevant knowledge and skills after taking on the position of teacher educators. Therefore, it is important to learn what skills and knowledge teacher educators need and how they acquire such skills and knowledge throughout their career. Discussion points that arise include the induction period, frustration and tension in navigation, haphazard professional learning and learning with, and from, each other.
MacPhail, A., Ulvik, M., Guberman, A., Oolbekkink-Marchand, H.W., Czerniawski, G. & Bain, Y. (in press) The professional development of higher education-based teacher educators: needs and realities. Professional Development in Education. doi.org/10.1080/19415257.2018.1529610