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ERIC Number: ED551170
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 176
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2677-3203-3
A Qualitative Study of the Post-Lesson Reflective Practices of Pre-Service Health Education Teachers at Four Institutions of Higher Education
Rodgers, Jennifer E.
ProQuest LLC, D.Ed. Dissertation, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Reflective practice is an essential component in helping pre-service teachers to learn from their experiences and grow as teachers. The purpose of the study was to identify both the levels of reflection and the themes that emanate from the reflective practices of pre-service health education teachers as they reviewed lessons that they taught in conjunction with a methods course during their undergraduate programs. To accomplish this task, two types of data were collected. First, professors of health education methods courses completed a questionnaire about the reflective practices of pre-service health teachers. The second form of data collected were the written reflections that the undergraduate students completed following teaching experiences. These data types were chosen to help create a picture of the emerging reflective practices of the pre-service health teachers which could serve to guide teacher educators' efforts to stimulate further reflective thought in their students. The following themes of the reflective practices of pre-service health teachers emerged from the data: management, content, teacher behavior, philosophy, strengths, and areas for improvement. The two types of data were also analyzed to determine the levels of reflective practice; the pre-service teachers in the current study engaged in reflective practice at a primarily descriptive level. The findings from the study include two main implications for teacher education. First, the professor plays an important role in modeling reflective practice for pre-service teachers. Second, the use of questioning techniques and a variety of strategies should be used to promote reflective practice among pre-service teachers. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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