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ERIC Number: EJ936747
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0380-2361
The Impact of a Course in Reflective Teaching on Student Teachers at a Local University College
Minott, Mark Anthony
Canadian Journal of Education, v34 n2 p131-147 2011
This paper reports on a study which examined the impact of a course in Reflective teaching in the third year of a Bachelor of Education degree programme at a local University College. A broader purpose for the study was to continue the process of giving credence to reflective teaching as integral to effective teaching and learning. Specifically, the analysis and discussion of the findings points out that the course aids in the development of student teachers' reflective teaching and thinking. Findings show that it had positive effects on most students' general knowledge of reflective teaching, helped to develop their self-knowledge and awareness, a questioning disposition and the application of reflection to their out-of-classroom life. The findings also pointed out that students were interested in applying what was learned about reflective teaching and thinking in the classroom. They also identified the need to develop certain affective and professional skills such as: the control and development of certain emotions, being consistent, prioritizing, and the development of English speaking skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Cayman Islands