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Kathleen Pithouse-Morgan

Professor of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Kathleen Pithouse-Morgan is a Professor of Education at the University of Nottingham's School of Education. Her scholarship is in professional learning, understanding and supporting teachers and other professionals as self-directed and self-developing learners. Kathleen is the immediate Past Chair of the Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices (S-STEP) Special Interest Group (SIG) of the American Educational Research Association. She is convenor of the Self-Reflexive Methodologies SIG of the South African Education Research Association (SAERA). Kathleen is also an executive editor of the international and multidisciplinary journal, Teaching and Teacher Education. In 2018, she received the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Distinguished Teachers' Award. In 2019, she was conferred the National Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award by the Council on Higher Education and the Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of Southern Africa. Kathleen received the 2020 SAERA Research Honours Award for outstanding contributions to educational research in South Africa over a sustained period.

Expertise Summary

Through the self-reflexive methodologies of self-study, memory-work, autoethnography, and narrative inquiry, Kathleen Pithouse-Morgan's work documents and theorises how teachers and other professionals gain vital insights into their identities and practices, enabling them to raise and address critical issues of social in/justice. She collaborates creatively across disciplines and continents to cultivate and study methodological inventiveness in professional learning. Noteworthy scholarly contributions include Polyvocal Professional Learning through Self-Study Research with Professor Anastasia P. Samaras of George Mason University, USA, and poetic professional learning. Recent book publications include Memory Mosaics: Researching Teacher Professional Learning Through Artful Memory-Work (2019) and Teaching, Learning, and Enacting of Self-Study Methodology (2018)

School of Education

University of Nottingham
Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

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