ERIC Number: EJ1047947
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
From Evaluation to Collaborative Reflection: Teacher Candidate Perceptions of a Digital Learner-Centered Classroom Observation Form
Flores, Raymond; Krutka, Daniel G.; Mason, Katherine; Bergman, Daniel J.
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, v22 n4 p401-421 Oct 2014
In efforts to promote a more learner-centered approach to supervision, faculty members at a Midwestern U.S. university piloted a new digital classroom observation form. Participants included middle/secondary teacher candidates (N = 28) in their final semester of their programs. The overall goal of this study was to gather teacher candidates' perceptions of a form that incorporated self-reflection, collaborative reflection, and quality feedback. Data were gathered using an online questionnaire that collected the frequency of TCs' reflective practices, their perceptions of the impact of the form on reflection, and TCs' perceptions of supervisor written feedback. Results indicated that while TCs felt that the form took more time to complete, most felt it helped promote reflective practices, and supervisor feedback was viewed favorably. Implications for future research are discussed.
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Middle School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Classroom Observation Techniques, Records (Forms), Teacher Attitudes, Supervision, Reflection, Feedback (Response), Self Evaluation (Individuals), Pilot Projects, Questionnaires
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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