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ERIC Number: EJ1069651
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
Valli's Typology of Reflection and the Analysis of Pre-Service Teachers' Reflective Journals
Minot, Mark A.
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v33 n5 Article 4 Oct 2008
A study of pre-service teachers' use of reflective journaling was carried out. Participants were teachers in a new postgraduate diploma in education programme in the Cayman Islands. The aim of the study was two-fold. Firstly, to determine (through an analysis of the participants' reflective journals) the types of reflection in which they engaged and secondly, to evaluate Valli's (1997) typology of reflection as a tool for analyzing reflective journals. The results of the study showed that a modified version of Valli's typology aided in determining (from reflective journals) the types of reflection in which the participants engaged as well as actions to be taken. For example, while participants did engage in reflection-in-action and reflection-on-action and personalistic reflection, efforts should be made to encourage this occurrence. There was also the need to improve their skills in reflecting deliberatively, critically, and technically. Implications of the results of the study for journaling in teacher education were also highlighted.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Cayman Islands
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