KNR 364: Senior Seminar in Physical Education Teacher Education. The Reflective Teacher. An ongoing process engaged in by effective teachers
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KNR 364: Senior Seminar in Physical Education Teacher Education
The Reflective Teacher
An ongoing process engaged in by effective teachers
“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)
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 experiences
Teaching skills and methods
Reflecting on past experiences and applying new technical knowledge to better understand the situation
Contextual level of reflection
Occurs as a reaction to a problem that comes up in your class that is unexpected
Refers to social constructions (race, SES, gender, etc.)
Describing: What happened?
Justifying: What did you do and why?
Critiquing: How did it go?
Tsangaridou & O’Sullivan, 1997
What did they do?
What did they learn?
Teaching context and experiences were the biggest catalysts for reflection
Teachers’ values about education served as the foundation for reflection
Micro reflection helped teachers to fine tune their teaching
Reflection is an essential component of professional development
Experience can lead to professional development only if it is accompanied by reflection