Innovation in Teacher Education: Toward a Critical Reexamination

  • Turvey, K. (Presenter)
  • Goodwin Lin (Presenter)
  • Bruce Burnett (Presenter)
  • Jo Lampert (Presenter)
  • Michael Dominguez (Presenter)
  • Thomas Philip (Presenter)
  • Mariana Souto-Manning (Presenter)
  • Christine Harrison (Presenter)

Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk


American Education Research Association - Annual Meeting, Toronto, 2019

Presidential SessionTroubling the current status of innovation as a ‘buzzword,’ in this session teacher education researchers in a variety of international contexts critically re-examine the meaning of the word innovation in order to shift it away from the dominance of the economistic and technological. Distinguishing between innovations driven by arguments for social mobility and those driven by social justice and equity, two imperatives for innovation underpinned by arguments for justice and equity are identified and taken up by the papers which comprise this session: the concept of a ‘teacher education debt,’ built on Ladson-Billings’ concept of ‘education debt’; and the humanization of learning, teaching and becoming a teacher as person-centered, relational practices. In doing so, this session contributes to a critical re-examination and re-definition of innovation in teacher education and development in regressive times by examining the purpose and rationale for change, centering diverse practices, contexts, pedagogies, principles, and learners.
Period6 Apr 2019
Event titleLeveraging Education Research in a Post-Truth Era: Multimodal Narratives to Democratize Evidence
Event typeConference
LocationToronto, CanadaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • innovation
  • social justice
  • equity
  • teacher education
  • humanization
  • Narratives