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ERIC Number: EJ805999
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Teachers Developing Practice: Reflection as Key Activity
Postholm, May Britt
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v24 n7 p1717-1728 Oct 2008
The article is based on a research and development project conducted in a Norwegian lower secondary school. The purpose of the text is to show how a project involving a researcher and a teacher team encourages the teachers to reflect on teaching processes, and, furthermore, to show what the form and content of such reflection processes could be. Theories on reflection are presented as the framework in which illustrations from practice are analysed. Findings from the project show that when teachers question their own practice, they can transcend their teaching, meaning they can think of and see new things. In connecting theory and practice, the article concludes that teachers are shown in this way how to "reflect before action," reflecting on prior experiences by using theory, and how they can "reflect in action" and "on action," connecting theoretical concepts to their teaching practice. In this way theories can serve as a tool in reflection processes. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway