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ERIC Number: EJ795576
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Using Goal-Directed Reflection to Make Reflection More Meaningful
Lorson, Kevin; Goodway, Jacqueline D.; Hovatter, Rhonda
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v78 n4 p42-47 Apr 2007
Goal-directed reflection (GDR) is a strategy that targets the contemplative examination of specific aspects of teaching. The GDR process can be used by a PETE program that uses a systematic approach to supervision. The process consists of identifying specific teaching behaviors, aligning these target behaviors with Praxis III/Pathwise domains, collecting and analyzing data to determine the achievement of goals, and setting new teaching goals. The candidates benefit from a focus on specific teaching behaviors and from the feedback they receive when they meet their goals. Goal-directed reflection creates a shared language and consistent message throughout the teacher preparation program, and it helps the teacher candidate to achieve programmatic expectations as well as demonstrate local, state, and national standards for beginning teachers. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio