ERIC Number: ED276707
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Detecting Reflection-in-Action in Preservice Elementary Science Teachers.
MacKinnon, Allan M.
This study draws on a conceptualization of the nature of professional knowledge called "Reflection-in-Action" put forth by Donald Schon, and seeks to determine whether it is applicable, and appropriate, to studying the way in which education students make sense of practical teaching experiences offered in methods courses. Schon's ideas are taken to the context of teacher education, and an analytical scheme for applying the categories of reflection-in-action to clincial supervision dialogue is proposed. A conceptualization of the "cycle of reflection" is developed, and a "clue structure," or set of criteria, for detecting reflective activity in clinical supervision is put forth. The use of the clue structure is illustrated with detailed analysis of excerpts from the clinical supervision dialogue with an elementary science methods student. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (67th, San Francisco, CA, April 16-20, 1986).