ERIC Number: ED283792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Reflective Teaching. The Preparation of Students of Teaching.
Cruickshank, Donald R.
The first chapter of this book makes a case for preparing teachers to be lifelong students of teaching. Impediments to that goal are enumerated, and suggestions are made on how they might be overcome. Some of the means by which teachers can be made more reflective about their teaching are presented. In chapter 2, teachers are encouraged to become career-long students of teaching. A discussion is presented on the teaching of a reflective teaching lesson (RTL) by each member of a group of teachers or student teachers. Chapter 3 deals with ways in which performance in reflective teaching can be evaluated. Chapter 4 points out the major benefits of reflective thinking. In chapter 5, ways that reflective teaching is being used to enhance preservice and inservice teacher education are discussed as well as potential uses of RTLs that exist in student admission to teacher education, graduation or certification, hiring of teachers, and the preparation of university teachers. The final chapter considers the possibility of conducting research on reflective teaching as an instructional alternative in preservice and inservice education. Resource materials and sample reflective teaching lessons are appended. (JD)
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Reflective Teaching, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Teacher Behavior, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Skills
Association of Teacher Educators, 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 ($9.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Teacher Educators, Reston, VA.