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ERIC Number: EJ793805
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0890-6459
Dewey's Theory of Reflective Thinking: A Needed Reality Check for Teacher Education
McAninch, Amy C.
Teacher Education and Practice, v19 n4 p472-482 Fall 2006
An underexamined yet critical aspect of any theory of reflective thinking is its ontological foundations--the view of reality that it embraces. This article makes an argument that realist assumptions, such as those advanced by John Dewey, provide a basis for teacher learning superior to theories of teacher reflection resting on nonreal foundations. Dewey's theory of reflective thinking is explicated with an emphasis on his theory of reality. Implications for teacher education are discussed. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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