John Loughran is the co-editor of the journal Studying Teacher Education and is on the Editorial Board of Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, Teacher Education Quarterly and, Reflective Practice. He was the Chair of the Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices (S-STEP) Special Interest Group (SIG) in the American Educational Research Association and served for 6 years on the Executive of the International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching (ISATT).
John’s research career has spanned both science education and the related fields of professional knowledge, reflective practice and teacher research. His long term collaboration with Professor Tom Russell (Queen’s University, Canada) and Dr. Amanda Berry (Monash University, Australia) has led to a range of publications across the fields of Science Education and Teacher Education.
John has a distinguished publishing career and is the series editor for the S-STEP series with Springer and the Professional Learning Series for SENSE. He recently co-edited a Special Issue on Pedagogical Content Knowledge for the International Journal of Science Education and a Special Issue on Teaching as a Discipline for Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice.
John has been honored for his teaching, supervision and research. He has received the Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, the Vice-Chancellor’s Supervision Award, the AERA Division K (Teaching and Teacher Education) Outstanding Dissertation Award and, the AERA Division K Excellence in Research in Teaching and Teaching and Teacher Education (for his Routledge book Developing a Pedagogy of Teacher Education).
Enhancing Professional Knowledge for Classroom Practice
How do expert teachers do it? How do they enhance student learning? How do they manage the dilemmas and tensions inherent in working with 25 different students in every lesson?
Internationally respected teacher educator John Loughran argues that teachers’ knowledge of what they do is largely...
Published February 21st 2010 by Routledge
Values, Relationships and Practices
Building on John Loughran’s latest work Developing a Pedagogy of Teacher Education, this book focuses on how individuals enact pedagogy in the context of teacher education. With teacher educators actually teaching while showing student-teachers how to teach, the quality of teacher education...
Published March 14th 2007 by Routledge
Understanding Teaching & Learning about Teaching
A pedagogy of teacher education must go well beyond the simple delivery of information about teaching. This book describes and explores the complex nature of teaching and of learning about teaching, illustrating how important teacher educators' professional knowledge is and how that knowledge...
Published November 30th 2005 by Routledge
New Possibilities for Enhancing Teacher Learning
Leadership and Professional Development in Science Education provides invaluable insight into the role of science teachers as learners and thinkers of change processes. The fourteen chapters, by an eminent international team of science educators, explain and explore the relationship between...
Published April 23rd 2003 by Routledge
Methodologies and Practices for Understanding Pedagogy
A book for anyone who recognizes that teachers, their teaching practice, knowledge and skill should be a focal point of research efforts. The contributions to this volume are internationally authored by leading academics. A range of innovative research methodologies are represented and explained....
Published March 30th 1999 by Routledge
Purpose, Passion and Pedagogy in Teacher Education
Considers teacher education as an important aspects of the teaching profession and demonstrates why it is so important for higher education institutions to value their teacher educators' professional knowledge. The book demonstrates how teaching about teaching knowledge pedagogy is vital to the...
Published March 10th 1997 by Routledge
Teacher, Researcher, Learner
This account tracks the return to teaching of John Loughran, a teacher educator and educational researcher. After years of educating student teachers, he went back into the classroom for a year to practice what he himself had been teaching, but was often met with difficult pupil behaviour and...
Published November 5th 1996 by Routledge
Learning About Teaching And Learning Through Modelling
This text presents a research study into the development of reflective practitioners in a pre-service teacher education programme. The teacher educator in the study modelled his own reflections on practice in the hope that it would help students to apply reflection to their own teaching.; The...
Published January 30th 1996 by Routledge