ERIC Number: ED266102
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
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Reflective Thinking as a Basis for Teacher Education.
Korthagen, Fred A. J.
The Mathematics Department of the Stichting Opleiding Leraren (SOL) is responsible for the education of secondary school mathematics teachers in the Netherlands. This education takes four and a half years, and includes one year of professional preparation. The program trains teachers to reflect on their experiences by means of directing their own growth in the teaching profession. The model of reflection used in the program has five phases: (1) action; (2) looking back at the action; (3) awareness of essential aspects; (4) creating alternative methods of action; and (5) trial. It is called the ALACT model after the first letters of the phases. These reflective teaching procedures are taught to prospective teachers before they undergo field experiences. Although some prospective teachers have rated the program highly, it is suggested that the program needs to consider the differences between student teachers who lean toward reflection and those who need more external support. (CB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands