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ERIC Number: ED524700
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Using "Core Reflection" in Teacher Education
Williams, Judy; Power, Kerith
Australian Teacher Education Association, Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA) (Albury, Jun 28-Jul 1, 2009)
This paper reports on a self-study by two teacher educators who used Korthagen and Vasalos' (2005) core reflection model. This model extends Korthagen's earlier ALACT model of reflection for teachers, to include deeper levels of personal reflection, tapping into the emotional dimensions of practice (for example, beliefs, identity and mission). The researchers identified two concurrent dimensions of teacher educators' professional learning--the examination of teaching practice and professional identity by the participant in the core reflection process (Kerith), and insights gained by the facilitator (Judy) in using the core reflection model in professional dialogue. The researchers concluded that the acknowledgement and examination of personal characteristics ("core qualities") and emotions in teaching practice, and in the core reflection process itself, is an important way in which teacher educators can construct their professional identities, and examine and improve their practice in educating student teachers. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA)
Identifiers - Location: Australia