ERIC Number: ED361330
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
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Using Collaborative Reflection To Support Changes in Classroom Practice.
Hasseler, Susan S.; Collins, Allan M.
Much of the school reform and restructuring literature has focused on the need to improve or totally restructure teaching practice in order to create schools that effectively prepare children for the future. Recent literature on learning in the workplace and teacher learning and change provide some insight into the reasons why many teacher change efforts have been less than optimal in the past and suggest some principles for maximizing the effectiveness of teacher improvement programs. This paper outlines basic principles for supporting long-term change in teaching practice and suggests that engaging teachers in structured collaborative reflection can be a particularly powerful change strategy. A collaborative reflection program in which teachers use video to develop an understanding of standards for effective practice and examine their own practice in light of these standards is examined. Suggestions are made for designing dynamic, long-term video study groups that can support the kinds of changes in teaching practice needed to create effective learning environments for all students. (Author/LL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
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