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ERIC Number: EJ1146174
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0887-8730
Do We Do Dewey? Using a Dispositional Framework to Examine Reflection within Internship Professional Development Plans
Zoellner, Brian P.; Chant, Richard H.; Lee, Kosze
Teacher Educator, v52 n3 p203-221 2017
Our revised secondary teacher education professional development plan (PDP) project required preservice teachers to identify their teaching beliefs, use these beliefs to analyze practice, and create an action plan centered on a research question from this analysis. We predicted these plans would show evidence of Dewey's (1964) reflective dispositions (open-mindedness, whole-heartedness, responsibility). We had two research questions to examine this assertion: (1) To what degree did our pre-service teachers' PDPs show evidence of Dewey's dispositions toward reflective practice? (2) What were the trends for each of these dispositions? Overall, the PDPs showed evidence of all reflective dispositions; however, the dispositions were unevenly represented. From this study, we recommend a more longitudinal and personalized approach to the PDP to make it more integral to the development of preservice teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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