Culminating Project Title
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Educational Administration and Leadership, K-12: Ed.D.
Educational Administration and Higher Education
School of Education
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Student Teacher Reflection
The purpose of this study was to examine the thoughts about reflection among a group of student teachers that recently completed their clinical teaching experience. This study sought to explore: the characteristics that student teachers believe represent a "reflective teacher"; the focus and frequency of student teachers’ use of reflection during their clinical teaching experience; the purpose and frequency of student teachers’ use of reflection and the extent to which they found the reflective activities to be helpful. The research also examined what student teachers found to be the most challenging aspect of maintaining a written record of their reflections, and potential strategies that may help them in overcoming the challenges they reported. Student teachers were also asked what additional or alternative modes of reflection they would be most likely to use when they begin their first year of teaching. Finally, a sample of written reflections that were submitted by secondary school student teachers from the same group were analyzed and interpreted based on the review of the literature.
Williams, Eric M., "An Examination of Student Teacher Reflection" (2014). Culminating Projects in Education Administration and Leadership. 2.