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ERIC Number: EJ816318
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1047-6210
Reflecting Socially on Social Issues in a Social Studies Methods Course
Segall, Avner; Gaudelli, William
Teaching Education, v18 n1 p77-92 Mar 2007
Reflection is widely embraced in teacher education as a necessary process in becoming a good teacher. While there is broad acceptance of this idea, the nature of reflection has been challenged, particularly by those seeking reflection that is socially situated and critical, implicating teaching in its broader social context. This paper examines the use of critical social reflection in two social studies methods courses that allows teacher candidates to theorize rather than consume theories generated by others. Engaging reflection as critical and social discourse reveals the idea-making that goes on among pre-service teachers and instructors as they actively engage theory construction. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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