Process Reflection during Japanese Lesson Study Experiences by Prospective Secondary Mathematics Teachers

Aug. 01, 2011

Source: Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, Volume 14, Issue 4, pp 251-267. (August, 2011).

This paper presents a theoretical framework that divides teacher reflection into two broad categories.
The first and most common incident reflection occurs as specific incidents or episodes unconnected to future activity.
The second process reflection—based on the work of John Dewey and Donald Schön—connects reflective incidents into a cyclic progression that refines ideas through experimental action.

The author examined the reflective activity of a group of prospective secondary mathematics teachers as they jointly planned a public school lesson to illustrate how incidents of reflection can be refined and linked into more powerful and purposeful progressions of ideas.

Updated: Oct. 17, 2012