Promoting Reflective Thinking in Teachers: 50 Action Strategies / Edition 2

Promoting Reflective Thinking in Teachers: 50 Action Strategies / Edition 2

by Germaine L. Taggart, Alfred P. Wilson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412909643

ISBN-13: 9781412909648

Pub. Date: 05/28/2005

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This expanded bestseller integrates the latest research and technology with tried-and-true methods for strengthening practitioners' problem-solving and decision-making skills.

Overview

This expanded bestseller integrates the latest research and technology with tried-and-true methods for strengthening practitioners' problem-solving and decision-making skills.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412909648
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
05/28/2005
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

About the Authors
Chapter 1: Becoming a Reflective Teacher
Modes of Reflective Thinking
The Process Approach
Techniques for Facilitating Reflective Activities
Brainstorming
Consensus Building
Buzz Groups
Role-Playing
Questioning
Activities for Introducing Reflective Thinking to Practitioners
Task 1: Finding a Definition
Task 2: The Reflective Thinking Process
Task 3: Gardening Puzzle
Task 4: Roll On
Task 5: Designing a Classroom
Task 6: Logic Lure
Preparing a Plan of Action for Enhancing Reflective Thinking
Chapter 2: Assessing Reflective Thinking
Task 7: Atribute Clarification
Task 8: Card Sort: Reflective Thinking Attributes
Chapter 3: Practicing Observational Learning
The Observation Process
Reflective Activities
Task 9: Categorization of Observations
Task 10: Compliance With Classroom Rules
Task 11: Observing Effective Questioning
Task 12: Observing Classroom Management Styles
Task 13: Belief Systems: Their Role in Observational Learning
Task 14: Interpreting Change
Reflective Questions
Action Assignments
Suggestions for Success
Journaling Reflective Growth
Chapter 4: Writing Reflective Journals
The Use of Reflective Journals
Reflective Activities
Task 15: Task Formatting a Journal Entry
Task 16: Journaling the Reflective Thinking Process
Task 17: A Comparison of the Use of Journaling to an Observational Checklist
Task 18: A Comparison of Observations With the Use of a Journaling Format to Observations Without the Use of a Journaling Format
Task 19: Open-Ended Journaling
Task 20: Rights and Responsibilities
Reflective Questions
Action Assignments
Suggestions for Success
Journaling Reflective Growth
Chapter 5: Using Practicum Strategies
The Microteaching Process
Reflective Teaching
Reflective Activities
Task 21: The Anxiety Task
Task 22: Lines of Symmetry Task
Task 23: Effective Teaching Rubric
Task 24: Effective Teaching to Peers
Task 25: Inclusion: Teaching Effectiveness
Task 26: Effective Teaching of Peers
Reflective Questions
Action Assignments
Suggestions for Success
Journaling Reflective Growth
Chapter 6: Narrative Reflection
Autobiographical Sketches
Case Studies
Study Circles
Reflective Activities
Task 27: Using Case Study for Problem Resolution
Task 28: Using Autobiographical Sketches to Evaluate Beliefs Regarding Teacher Roles
Task 29: Writing a Case Study for Problem Resolution
Task 30: The Three Pigs, the Wolf, and Effective Teaching
Task 31: Chew and Chat
Task 32: Using Autobiographical Sketches to Evaluate Beliefs Regarding Classroom Management Styles
Reflective Questions
Action Assignments
Suggestions for Success
Journaling Reflective Growth
Chapter 7: Creating Mental Models
The Process of Using Metaphors for Reflective Thinking
The Process of Using Repertory Grids
Reflective Activities
Task 33: Using Metaphors to Explore Teacher Roles
Task 34: Using Repertory Grids to Explore Instructional Practices
Task 35: Using Metaphors to Explore Classroom Management Styles
Task 36: Using Repertory Grids to Explore Practitioner Traits
Task 37: Using Metaphors to Explore Perceptions of School Climate
Task 38: Using REpertory Grids to Explore Classroom Climate
Reflective Questions
Action Assignments
Suggestions for Success
Journaling Reflective Growth
Chapter 8: Promoting Reflective Thinking Through Action Research
Reflective Activities
Task 39: Preparing for Action Research: Selecting a Question
Task 40: Research for Self-Improvement
Task 41: Collaborative Action Research
Task 42: Textbook Analysis
Task 43: Action Research: Ethical, Moral, or Sociopolitical Issues
Task 44: Action Research: Parent and Community Involvement
Reflective Questions
Action Assignments
Suggestions for Success
Journaling Reflective Growth
References
Chapter 9: Technology as a Tool for Building Learning Communitites
Study Groups
Portfolio Development
Reflective Activities
Task 45: Video as an Observational Tool
Task 46: Reflecting on the Value of Internet Resources
Task 47: Learning Communities to Promote Reflection
Task 48: Linking Electronic Portfolios to Reflective Writing
Task 49: Onlne Peer Mentoring
Task 50: Technology to Support the Learning Community
Reflective Questions
Action Assignments
Suggestions for Success
Journaling Reflective Growth
Preface

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