Reflection and the college teacher : a solution for higher education /

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Main Authors: Wlodarsky, Rachel (Author), Walters, Howard (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Charlotte, N.C. : Information Age Publishing, Inc., [2014]
Series:Innovative perspectives of higher education.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • ""Front Cover""; ""CHAPTER 1 Colleges of Education in 21st Century America""; ""Societal Conceptions of College Faculty""; ""Philosophical Tension Surrounding Teacher Education""; ""Budget Pressures""; ""Technology Pressures""; ""Globalization""; ""Academy Issues""; ""Implications""; ""CHAPTER 2 What Is Reflection, Its Capacity, and Why Is It Important?""; ""Central Issue of the Chapter""; ""The Centrality of Faculty""; ""Support From Research""; ""1. that reflection can, but may not, lead to changes in practice; ""; ""2. that reflective practice is a multidimensional process, and""
  • ""3. that reflective practice includes discreet skills which may be taught and learned (Day, 1993 Feiman-Nemser & Parker, 1992; Ferry & Ross-Gordon, 1998; Hoffman-Kipp, Artiles, & Lopez-Torres, 2003; SchÃœn, 1987; Usher, Bryant, & Johnston, 1997).""; ""Background and History of Reflective Practice""; ""Chronological Overview of the Concept of Reflection""; ""1. Reflective practice needs to be understood as a discourse.""; ""2. Reflective practice is fuelled and energized by experience, .""; ""3. Reflective practice is a process that involves a reflective turn.
  • This means returning to look again at all our taken-for-granted values, professional understandings and practices, """"4. Reflective practice is concerned with learning how to account for ourselves.""; ""5. Reflective practice should be understood as a disposition to inquiry.""; ""6. Reflective practice is interest-serving, when we reflect we are engaging in a process of knowledge creation.""; ""7. Reflective practice is enacted by those who are critical thinkers.""; ""8. Reflective practice is a way of decoding a symbolic landscape.""
  • ""9. Reflective practice sits at the interface between notions of practice and theory.""""10. Reflective practice occupies a position at the confluence or intersection of a number of ways of knowing (p. 16-19).""; ""Reflection in the Education Professions""; ""Is Reflection More Than “Thinking About?'""; ""The Centrality of Reflection""; ""Professional Development Models and Reflection""; ""Studies Using King and Kitchener's Epistemic Judgment Model""; ""1. Knowledge is absolute, concrete with external authority and beliefs need no justification and no alternatives are perceived.""
  • ""2. Knowledge is absolute but partial with external authority and existence of alternative views is acknowledged however, absolute knowledge is still maintained. There is a right way to believe.""""3. Knowledge is absolute and uncertainty is temporary until external authority finds truth and beliefs are justified by reference to an authority's view.""; ""4. Knowledge is uncertain and ambiguous and beliefs are justified by reasons and using evidence.""; ""5. Knowledge is contextual and subjective and beliefs are justified within a particular context.""