ERIC Number: EJ1211717
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
Interruptions: Reflecting-in-Action in Preservice Math Methods Courses
Furman, Cara E.; Larsen, Shannon M.
New Educator, v15 n2 p101-115 2019
This article responds to what seems a nearly ubiquitous call for teachers to be reflective practitioners. Despite near consensus that self-reflection benefits the classroom teacher, teachers struggle to apply this work to daily life in the classroom. Specifically, using Donald Schön's terminology, we find that successful teachers must reflect-in-action. We build on research that self-reflection must be built into preservice education and applied directly to courses that involve methods. Drawing on a qualitative study of two math methods courses for preservice teachers, we argue that a method of teacher development we have named "interruptions" helps to promote reflection-in-action.
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Reflective Teaching, Mathematics Teachers, Methods Courses, Preservice Teacher Education, Prompting
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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