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ERIC Number: EJ1127954
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-0120-5927
How Can a Process of Reflection Enhance Teacher-Trainees' Practicum Experience?
Camacho Rico, Diana Zulimay; Durán Becerra, Lucy; Albarracin Trujillo, Judith C.; Arciniegas Vera, Marjorie Verónica; Martínez Cáceres, Magdaleydy; Cote Parra, Gabriel Eduardo
HOW, v19 n1 p48-60 Dec 2012
The present study was an attempt to understand how a process of reflection helped five foreign language student teachers throughout their first teaching experience. This study was conducted in the classrooms of five public schools in Colombia where English was taught to high school students. Data were collected through classroom observations, students' reflective journals, lesson plans and semi-structured interviews. Findings revealed that reflection is a way to help foreign language student teachers to improve their first teaching practice. The analysis was based on the light of two theories, reflection "in action" and reflection "on action" from Schön (1987) and Van Manen's (1977) three levels of reflection.
ASOCOPI, the Colombian Association of Teachers of English. Cra 27 A #53-06, oficina 405, Bogota, Colombia. +57-2115018; Fax: +57-2115018. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colombia
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