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ERIC Number: EJ834271
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1475
Emergence of Professional Identity for the Pre-Service Teacher
Cattley, Georgina
International Education Journal, v8 n2 p337-347 Nov 2007
This article highlights the potential influence of reflective writing upon the emergence of a professional identity during pre-service teachers' practicum placements. Links between reflective writing and identity formation were made during a project which required pre-service teachers to reflect upon their responses to, and observations of, a number of broad elements of the teaching environment both within the classroom and in the wider school context. The author reports on this small study involving teacher education students at Flinders University in South Australia and makes recommendations which could enhance the value of reflective writing as a personal and professional development tool.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia