Angela Hooser is a faculty member in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of South Florida. Her teaching and research focus on understanding the ways educators learn from within school contexts through teacher-driven mechanisms such as practitioner inquiry and lesson study. She is also interested in the ways educators use academic knowledge to improve the learning of students and adults in schools.
Laura Sabella is the Coordinator for Secondary Clinical Experiences at the University of South Florida. Her teaching and research interests include exploring clinical experiences as conduits for discovery of how to teach diverse student populations in secondary contexts.
In this opening article, Guest Editors Angela Hooser and Laura Sabella define the purpose of this special themed issue of Journal of Practitioner Research: Inquiry, Discovery, and the Complexities of Teaching: Learning from the Research of Practitioners and introduce the seven pieces of teacher research published in this volume that encapsulate this theme.
Hooser, Angela and Sabella, Laura
"Inquiry, Discovery, and the Complexities of Teaching: Learning from the Research of Practitioners,"
Journal of Practitioner Research: Vol. 3
, Article 1.
Available at: http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/jpr/vol3/iss1/1