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Progressive reflective practices of pre-service teachers of English through the process of action research


Lee, Seung Chun (2011) Progressive reflective practices of pre-service teachers of English through the process of action research. In: 4th Biennial International Conference on the Teaching and Learning of English in Asia (TLEiA4) 2011, 10th to 12th November 2011, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia.

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Abstract

This article focuses on the development of reflective practices in a supervisory project carried out by the student teachers of English at a national university of Malaysia, where action research has been used as a teacher development strategy towards teacher autonomy.This paper aims at providing an account of how student teachers move along a continuum of three levels of reflective practice (surface reflection, pedagogical reflection, and critical reflection) to become critically reflective teachers through the experience of keeping a reflective journal in the action research project. The analysis is three-dimensional: First, student teachers were asked to write their thoughts about the action research seminar, the action research project, and English classroom experiences on a weekly basis (two entries in a week); Secondly, student teachers were given an open-ended questionnaire with several questions on action research in the first and last sessions in order to investigate the role of action research within critical teacher education towards teacher autonomy; Lastly, the contribution action research can make to the professional development of teachers as reflective practitioners will also be discussed in the light of the experience of supervision.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN : 978-983-44150-6-8 Organized by: School of Education and Modern Languages,UUM College of Arts and Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Seung Chun Lee
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2015 08:05
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2015 08:05
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/13780

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