ERIC Number: ED339121
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Critical Reflective Thinking as a Means of Professional Development.
Short, Paul Myrick; Rinehart, James S.
A model for fostering educational administration students' reflective thinking skills is presented in this paper. Based on a cognitive psychological framework, the reflection model is applied to a doctoral program in educational administration. Methodology involved analysis of 10 doctoral students' journals, which were year-long records of critical events requiring reflective decision making, to determine the influence of reflection on students' decision making skills. The higher level of language used by students in the spring quarter indicated an increase in the use of reflective thinking and more complex thinking about problem resolution. Five tables are included, and a proposal for implementing critical incident reflection as a means of professional development is included in the appendix. (22 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Auburn University AL; Reflective Thinking
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration (Baltimore, MD, October 1991).