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ERIC Number: EJ1138435
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1837-6290
Reflective Thinking among Preservice Teachers: A Malaysian Perspective
Choy, S. Chee; Yim, Joanne Sau-Ching; Tan, Poh Leong
Issues in Educational Research, v27 n2 p234-251 2017
"The notion of reflection nowadays is considered crucial in the field of teaching and teacher education" (Clara, 2015) and relevant literature reviewed in this study has indicated support for this. We propose and test a model of reflective thinking among teachers using a sample of 1,070 preservice teachers in Malaysia. Data were collected using a self-report questionnaire administered to the participants. Structural equation modelling (SEM) was employed as an analytical technique for the proposed model. The results show that reflective thinking leads to self-efficacy, self-assessment and teaching awareness, all of which are traits of competent teachers. The research model in this study also suggests that the ability to self-reflect is crucial for the development of confidence and competence among teachers. Limitations and implications for practice are also discussed.
Western Australian Institute for Educational Research Inc. 5/202 Coode Street, Como, Western Australia 6152, Australia. e-mail:; Web site:
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: Malaysia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A