ERIC Number: ED488861
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Talking Teaching: Implementing Reflective Practice in Groups
Distad, Linda Schaak; Brownstein, Joan Cady
Rowman & Littlefield Education
If you are looking for a book that provides concrete advice for establishing group reflection, then "Talking Teaching" is the perfect choice. The work is the product of a 3-year grant-supported induction year program. College faculty from an associated group of colleges joined staff developers from a growing suburban district in creating an entire year's curriculum for beginning teachers. One component included monthly meetings of reflective practice groups with new and experienced teachers, a college professor, and usually, one district administrator. The group soon became aware of the need for collegial conversation in supporting all teachers. Teachers were eager to share advice and offer support, and the reflective group process became an educational vehicle for making theory-to-practice connections. Chapters in this book include the following: (1) What Are Reflective Practice Groups?; (2) The Tradition of Reflective Practice Groups; (3) Empowering Teachers through Reflective Practice; (4) Out Reflective Practice Groups; (5) What We Learned from Reflective Practice Groups; (6) An Exemplary Reflective Practice Groups; (7) How to Set Up Your Own Reflective Practice Groups; and (8) Case Studies for Further Exploration.
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Beginning Teachers, College Faculty, Theory Practice Relationship, Case Studies, Professional Development, School Districts, Teacher Empowerment, Discussion Groups
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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