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The epistemological dimensions and dynamics of professional dialogue in self -study. In J. J. Loughran, M. L. Hamilton, V. K. LaBoskey, & T. L. ), International handbook of self-study of teaching and teacher education practices (pp. 1109–1168). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers. , Hamilton, M. , & Guilfoyle, K. (2006). Exploring the concept of dialogue in the self-study of teaching practices. In C. Kosnik, C. Beck, A. Freese, & A. ), Making a difference in teacher education through self-study (pp.
P. 131). One of us had begun to engage with the concepts of rhizomatics (Deleuze & Guattari, 1987), and brought her work to the group, proposing that particular rhizomatic concepts offered the possibility of thinking differently about our work and generating thinking about our collective and individual processes of transformation. The Deleuzo-Guattarian notions of assemblages and lines of flight resonated with us as productive ways to theorize our work together. Therefore, the purpose of the present study is to explore the process of our growth by identifying the “lines of flight” that allowed our transformation to take place.
If we are committed to nurturing our teacher candidates to become change agents who address issues of inequity around gender and sexuality, as Guilfoyle, Hamilton, Pinnegar, and Placier reminded us in 1995, we have to ask the same of ourselves. Today when our professionalism is questioned by increasing calls for accountability (Craig, 2008), there is an opportunity for S-STEP to use its unique stance on educational research to suggest alternatives as it has in the past when addressing the dominant positivist paradigm (Cole & Knowles, 2004).