ERIC Number: EJ882455
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
Reflective Teaching as Self-Directed Professional Development: Building Practical or Work-Related Knowledge
Minott, Mark A.
Professional Development in Education, v36 n1-2 p325-338 Mar 2010
The broad purpose of this self-study is two-fold: first, to aid in redressing the lack of attention given to the professional development of teacher educators; and second, to forward the idea that teaching reflectively is not only an excellent framework through which self-directed professional development can be enacted, but it is also an effective form of self-directed professional development. Specifically, the report shows how the author (by employing elements of reflective teaching in lectures and tutorials) built practical or work-related knowledge in how to encourage the participation of a language-minority student in classroom discussions, differentiated instruction and learning and collaboration with colleagues.
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Professional Development, Reflective Teaching, Independent Study, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Inquiry
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A