Examining and Facilitating Reflection to Improve Professional Practice

Examining and Facilitating Reflection to Improve Professional Practice

by Ann Shelby Harris, Benita Bruster, Barbara Peterson, Tammy Shutt
     
 

ISBN-10: 1442204443

ISBN-13: 9781442204447

Pub. Date: 09/16/2010

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Examining and Facilitating Reflection to Improve Professional Practice is specifically designed and organized to be used throughout a teacher-education program from an introductory foundations course, continuing through content-specific methods classes to graduate-level theory seminars, and, ultimately onto professional development workshops. Harris and her

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Examining and Facilitating Reflection to Improve Professional Practice is specifically designed and organized to be used throughout a teacher-education program from an introductory foundations course, continuing through content-specific methods classes to graduate-level theory seminars, and, ultimately onto professional development workshops. Harris and her co-authors provide a method for directly instructing students on the practice of reflection and the understanding and identification of the developmental phases of reflection, supported by theory drawn from research. By moving students beyond their commonly held belief that reflection is simply keeping a journal or summarizing the days' activities, Examining and Facilitating Reflection to Improve Professional Practice enables them to use increasingly sophisticated reflection practices that help them grow in their reflective process, ultimately improving their instructional practice. Closely aligned with the reflections standards set by INTASC, NCATE, and NBPST, this book is essential as universities and colleges seek to have reflection as a standard skill set for classroom teachers and educational administrators. Using this text as an easily accessible resource, a discussion and activities guide, and a support for professional development, Education Departments' reflection goals and objectives are met and students enter the classroom confidant in their ability to think in diverse ways, meet the challenges of the classroom, and respond to changing educational environments.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442204447
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/16/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
140
Sales rank:
1,267,906
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.11(h) x 0.41(d)

Table of Contents

Forword ix

Preface xiii

1 Perspectives and Implications for Reflective Practice 1

2 Considerations for Reflective Thinking 13

3 Becoming Critically Reflective 35

4 Reflection Using the Emerging Technologies 47

5 Language and Dialogue to Enhance Reflection 63

6 Critical Thinking Enhancing Phases of Reflection 77

7 Reflection and Leadership 97

Subject Index 111

About the Author 115

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