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ERIC Number: EJ1126038
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2332-3205
Use of Reflective Journals in Development of Teachers' Leadership and Teaching Skills
Göker, Suleyman Davut
Universal Journal of Educational Research, v4 n12A p63-70 2016
Focusing on the contribution of reflective practice to teaching practice amongst student teachers, this study examines the impact of reflective journal entries of 16 student teachers from Faculty of Education at the Artvin Coruh University in Turkey. Quantitative and qualitative research approaches were employed for this study including open-ended questioning techniques (surveys and interviews), written reflections under reflective categories showing how the participants reflected on their teaching experience as anecdotal data. Participants were trained through a 10-h orientation on a reflective writing program developed by the researcher. To categorise the reflective writing types, identification of Hatton and Smith [12] of types of reflection (instrument 1), was employed. Participants were later requested to answer a 26 open-ended questionnaire (instrument 2), the questions of which were constructed based on Richards and Lockhart's [16]. Findings have implications for how reflective journals can be employed and used in school-based contexts and pre-service teacher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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