KNR 364: Senior Seminar in Physical Education Teacher Education. The Reflective Teacher. An ongoing process engaged in by effective teachers
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“The physical education teacher understands the importance of being a reflective practitioner and its contribution to overall professional development and actively seeks opportunities to sustain professional growth” (National Standards for Beginning Physical Education Teachers, 2003)Reflection
Help you to bridge the gap between being a student of teaching and being a teacher of students
Help you to manage the complex nature of teaching in schools
Help you to learn from your experiencesPurpose of Reflection
Teaching skills and methods (RFTPE)
Reflecting on past experiences and applying new technical knowledge to better understand the situationTechnical
Contextual level of reflection (RFTPE)
Occurs as a reaction to a problem that comes up in your class that is unexpectedSituational
Dialectical Level (RFTPE)
Refers to social constructions (race, SES, gender, etc.)Sensitizing
Describing: (RFTPE) What happened?
Justifying: What did you do and why?
Critiquing: How did it go?Three steps in RFTPE
Tsangaridou (RFTPE) & O’Sullivan, 1997
What did they do?
What did they learn?
So what?The Role of Reflection in shaping physical education teachers’ educational values and practices
Teaching context and experiences were the biggest catalysts for reflection
Teachers’ values about education served as the foundation for reflectionConclusions
Micro reflection helped teachers to fine tune their teaching for reflection
Reflection is an essential component of professional development
Experience can lead to professional development only if it is accompanied by reflectionImplications