Promoting Reflective Thinking in Teachers: 50 Action Strategies

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Corwin Press, May 11, 2005 - Education - 257 pages
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Contents

CHAPTER 1 BECOMING A REFLECTIVE TEACHER
1
CHAPTER 2 ASSESSING REFLECTIVE THINKING
33
CHAPTER 3 PRACTICING OBSERVATIONAL LEARNING
47
CHAPTER 4 WRITING REFLECTIVE JOURNALS
77
CHAPTER 5 USING PRACTICUM STRATEGIES
101
CHAPTER 6 NARRATIVE REFLECTION
143
CHAPTER 7 CREATING MENTAL MODELS
167
CHAPTER 8 PROMOTING REFLECTIVE THINKING THROUGH ACTION RESEARCH
189
CHAPTER 9 TECHNOLOGY AS A TOOL FOR BUILDING LEARNING COMMUNITIES
209
REFERENCES
243
INDEX
251
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Germaine L. Taggart is Associate Professor in the College of Education at Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas. She has taught students from kindergarten through Grade 12 in public schools in Kansas. She received her BS and MS degrees in Elementary Education from Pittsburg State University, her EdS in Educational Administration from Fort Hays State University, and her EdD in Educational Administration from Kansas State University. She teaches mathematics and science methods courses, has helped develop and continues to work with TEAM: Links for Learning (a field-based preservice program), and provides staff development on a consultant basis for school districts in western Kansas. Dr. Taggart is married to R. Bruce Taggart. They have two children, Travis and Kelsey, and one granddaughter, MacKenzie, and they reside in Hays, Kansas.

Alfred P. Wilson is Professor Emeritus of Educational Administration at Kansas State University. He has served as a public school teacher and administrator and as a university faculty member and administrator in the states of Nevada, Utah, Montana, New Mexico, Idaho, and Kansas. He received his doctorate from Utah State University in 1969. He is the author or coauthor of more than 25 books and monographs and 100 articles and research papers. He has been consultant to more than 200 school districts in 42 states, 20 state departments and regional service centers for education, 15 community colleges and universities, and a broad variety of organizations. Dr. Wilson has been an active member and leader in many organizations, including the American Research Association, Phi Delta Kappa, the American Association of School Administrators, and the American Management Association.

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