Beyond Recollection: Reexamining Preservice Teacher Practices Using Structured Evidence, Analysis, and Reflection

Apr. 25, 2009

Source: Journal of Technology and Teacher Education. 17 (2), pp. 229-251. (April 2009)

Six preservice social studies teachers examined techniques believed to promote active student engagement during a 12-week field experience.

They used electronic portfolio development supported by evidential reasoning methods and reflective question prompts.

These methods helped preservice teachers to broaden their definitions and observations of active student engagement. The techniques also helped the preservice teachers to
re-examine and modify teaching conclusions based on classroom evidence, and formulate improvement plans for future implementations.

This article provides results of this study as well as implications for future research using electronic portfolios to systematically inquire into teaching practices through reflection.

Updated: Nov. 11, 2009