chapter 15 and 16 - Chapter 15 and 16: Reflective Teaching...

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Reflective Teaching Topics : -Reflective topics can range from the immediate concerns of the class to long term implications. -Organizing and managing the instructional environment, student learning, and the processes and practices of teaching are all common concerns scrutinized by reflective teaching. Reflective Teaching techniques: -Reflect on the lesson you just taught at the end -Reflective teachers develop characteristics and practices that allow them to maximize the findings of their deliberations: 1. Reflective teachers regularly, purposefully, and carefully judge their teaching. Their reflections lead to rational instructional decisions. 2. Reflective teachers are open minded. They question their own views and practices and openly explore options and other perspectives in the search for viable alternatives. 3. Reflective teachers focus their deliberations on improving their practices and finding specific ways to help students maximize their potential. 4. .Reflective teachers take responsibility for their teaching and the results of their instructional practices. The see themselves as the sole proprietors of their teaching. No one else is going to make them a better teacher 5. Reflective teachers are inquiry oriented. They enjoy the process of exploring options and alternatives and are constantly questioning what they do and experimenting with new ideas and practices. -making a journal is helpful Developing Teaching Skills: Analyzing Teachings – 3 step process 1. Observation must be made. To identify the quality of a teaching skill, the teacher must see it being performed. Direct observation is best to analyze the teaching of a colleague, a student teacher, or an assistant, 2. Analysis. Selected aspects of the teaching performance are either qualified or quantified. 3. Forming judgments of the observed teaching skills. These judgments are based on the findings from the second step. -4 techniques for analyzing teaching : Directed Observation, Checklist/rating scale analysis, Systematic Observation, and teaching journals. - Directed Observation : simplest and most common technique. A guide sheet is used to focus the observation into areas such as management and organization, quality of explanations and demonstrations, feedback, knowledge of the subject matter, and other areas of interest. Advantage: The analysis can be responsive to the needs of the observer, teacher,
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course PE 270 taught by Professor Sofo during the Spring '08 term at Southeast Missori State University.

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chapter 15 and 16 - Chapter 15 and 16: Reflective Teaching...

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