ERIC Number: ED442765
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-28
Triad Journaling as a Tool for Reconceptualizing Supervision in the Professional Development School.
Silva, Diane Yendol
This study explored the use of triad journaling as a collaborative tool for enhancing teaching and learning in a professional development school. The triad journals expand the notion of traditional journaling between university supervisor and student teacher to include the cooperating teacher in a weekly dialogue about teaching and learning. Based on field notes, informal interviews, and the document analysis of journals collected over an 18-month period of time, the study presents four findings: (1) triad journals helped facilitate mentor role reconceptualization; (2) triad journaling led to heightened communication and reflection; (3) triad journals nurtured a problem posing culture; and (4) members of the triad described a "professional energy" created by the shared professional space. (Contains 16 references.) (Author/SM)
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 (New Orleans, LA, April 24-28, 2000).