Primary trainees' reflection-in-action


Edwards, Julie-Ann (2007) Primary trainees' reflection-in-action. Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics, 27, (1), 30-35.

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This paper explores some of the reflective writing undertaken by trainees on a Primary PGCE course following small-scale classroom-based research as part of their work towards Masters level credits. Types of reflection evident are categorised
and the frequency of these categories related to the overall grade achieved for the research undertaken. Questions are raised about the nature of these reflections in relation to what is described by Schön as ‘reflection-in-action’ by professionals.
Some of the writing is examined in the context of the use of the language about reflection on both personal and professional development which is promoted throughout the PGCE course.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1463-6840 (print)
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Keywords: learning, teaching, mathematics, reflective, practitioner, reflection, m-level, pgce, primary, professional, development, reflection-in-action
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Professional Practice & Pedagogy
ePrint ID: 62989
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2008
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:44
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/62989

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