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Primary trainees' reflection-in-action

Edwards, Julie-Ann, ESCalate (Education Subject Centre of the Higher Education Academy), corp creator. (2007) Primary trainees' reflection-in-action.

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This is a paper by Julie-Ann Edwards of the University of Southampton that forms part of the Initial Teacher Education resources section of the ESCalate website. 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 Schth+their+studies.+The+paper+reports+on+perceived+value+from+the+student's+perspective+of+the+approach+used+and+paves+the+way+for+a+more+in-depth+project+into+ownership.+It+recommends+that+the+science+curriculum+should+emphasise+the+need+for+clear+and+accessible+learning+intentions+and+outcomes+which+focus+the+learner's+area+of+self+study%2C+connectivity+and+inclusion+to+ensure+the+%C2%91Big+Picture'+approach+is+attained+rather+than+just+isolated+unconnected+concepts%2C++and+encourage+independent+learning+whilst+developing+the+higher+order+skills+of+reflective+and+critical+analysis.+It+is+presented+as+an+eight+page+Word+document+&

Item Type: Document from Web
Publisher: ESCalate
Uncontrolled Keywords: Learning styles,Reflective learning,Reflexivity
Depositing User: escalate
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2011 10:16
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2012 13:34
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