Search results for: Reflective practices
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In this article, the author offers a case of the predicaments which she encountered in conducting teacher education research at her own institution. She also re-examine these predicaments using an ethic of mindfulness and compassion. The author explores how this Buddhist perspective might help researchers navigate what can be a lonely, ethically complicated research journey among their own colleagues.
Updated: Jun. 15, 2009
Contradictions and Tensions in the Place of Teachers in Educational Reform: Reflections on Teacher Preparation in the USA and Namibia
This article examines recent education and teacher education reforms in the USA and Namibia. It analyzes two tensions that have been a central part of debates about teacher quality and teacher education in many parts of the world: whether we should prepare teachers as technicians or as reflective practitioners. Furthermore, the article examines whether we should prepare teachers for teacher-centered or learner-centered instruction.
Updated: Feb. 16, 2009
This article examines the use of peer-videoing in the classroom as a tool to promote reflective practice among student teachers. 20 pre-service teachers from a variety of subject disciplines participating in a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education program in an Irish university participated in the study. The article discusses the implications of reflective dialogue for the modernization of teacher education. It also offers guidelines on how best to scaffold and promote reflectivity.
Updated: Jan. 28, 2009
An Investigation on the Impact of a Guided Reflection Technique in Service-Learning Courses to Prepare Special Educators
This article describes a guided reflection rubric that was used as a learning and teaching tool for service-learning experiences in special education courses. A quantitative analysis revealed significant improvement in reflection entries of students' journals. Teacher educators socially validated the rubric as a teaching and assessment tool.
Updated: Oct. 02, 2008
This article explores a two-year portfolio initiative' in a British elementary school. It describes the teachers resistance, and the factors that contributed to its acceptance. Factors contributing to the success, included the student-centered focused for the portfolio, and the statements that were important for the teachers to make.
Updated: Jul. 30, 2008
This article explores some of the challenges of conducting action research in higher education. It arises from an ongoing research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council's Teaching and Learning Research Programme (ESRC/TLRP), 'Learning and Teaching for Social Diversity and Difference', which examines the dynamics of academic engagement in higher education within a multi-dimensional framework.
Updated: Apr. 01, 2008