Collaborative Feedback and Reflection for Professional Growth: Preparing First-Year Pre-service Teachers for Participation in the Community of Practice

Apr. 29, 2013

Source: Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, Volume 41, Issue 2, 2013, pages 159-172.

This article reports on the challenges experienced by a group of first-year pre-service teachers engaging in a process of reflection and critique with peers.
These pre-service teachers participated in a program focused on the development of core practices of teaching.

The pre-service teachers' responses indicated their growing understanding of the importance of engaging in ongoing critical dialogue, as part of the “unnatural” aspects of teaching.

The article concludes with a reflection on the value of feedback from the earliest stages of professional learning.

Updated: Sep. 16, 2013