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ERIC Number: ED398200
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
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A Process in Which Personal Pedagogical Knowledge Is Created through the Teacher Education Experience.
Ojanen, Sinikka
This study focused on the student teacher's process of becoming a teacher with emphasis on reflective development during training; the kind of development that occurred in student teachers when the reflection ability was consciously promoted; the existence of any differences in reflective ability between the different year courses (1-3) and between those who were reflective or non-reflective at the beginning of schooling; and contextual factors, such as staff collaboration, that affect development. Written and verbal responses of the student teachers were collected through personal histories, narrative inquiry, dialogue journals, and small and large group dialogue. The results of the personal and professional development of the student teachers are preliminary, and the study in question is a follow-up study. Their personal and professional development increased through several routes affected by an increase in knowledge, reflective dialogue in groups, research assignments, and the availability of role models. There was a need for using different teaching methods in order to progress through the process of integrating personal and professional knowledge. Pointing out earlier dysfunctional beliefs when the student teachers were moving toward independent study promoted change in beliefs. The way the group interview was conducted greatly affected student development. Three tables present the results of the inquiry. An appendix outlining the sequence of methods in this research is included. (Contains 13 references.) (CK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Finland