ERIC Number: ED432616
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Apr-23
Metacognitive Instances in Middle Level Teacher Education.
Instances of metacognition uncovered during a qualitative research project with prospective middle school teachers during a sequence of summer courses were studied. These instances provide insights into how to include metacognitive assignments and discussions within the teacher education curricula. A review of the literature on reflection in teaching and teacher education served as a backdrop to the study. Audiotaped, semiformal interviews were conducted with six participants in the summer courses. Their experiences show that metacognition is natural for some preservice teachers, but that it can be developed further if teacher educators are willing to relinquish some level of authority in their classrooms. Metacognition, as a critical form of reflection, could prepare teachers to question the status quo in schooling and to question policies they find unjust. (Contains 13 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 19-23, 1999).