Using one’s own professional activities to promote research and publishing


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This paper explores issues related to teacher educators publishing in journals. They do so for obvious reasons such as tenure, career advancement, personal satisfaction and university prestige. In order to offer an extra means of helping teacher educators achieve these publishing goals, the paper explores how using one’s own professional experiences in a number of spheres may offer substantial opportunities for publishing. Using a Grounded Theory analysis, the author presents an analysis of his own publications. These are laid out in five categories in which his professional pursuits with teacher trainees have led to a considerable number of publications, 34 of which have appeared in international journals, 25 of them in international Grade A and B journals. The author calls for academics to examine their own practices, suggesting that there is much in one’s own professional experiences that can be of worth to the international community. Copyright © 2014 Routledge.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)408-427
JournalEuropean Journal of Teacher Education
Issue number3
Early online dateDec 2014
Publication statusPublished - 2015


Coniam, D. (2015). Using one’s own professional activities to promote research and publishing. European Journal of Teacher Education, 38(3), 408-427.


  • Publishing
  • Research
  • Teacher educators
  • One’s own experience


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