Reflect-Select-Defend: A Model for Student Teacher Reflection

Gibson, Ken and Purdy, Noel (2012) Reflect-Select-Defend: A Model for Student Teacher Reflection. Critical and Reflective Practice in Education, 3. ISSN 2040-4735

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This study, using mixed methods, addresses the importance of robust self-reflection for final year student teachers completing a Career Entry Profile (CEP). Set against UK regional variations, it examines one innovative model which encourages student teachers to ‘reflect’ on their strengths and areas for development according to stated competences, to ‘select’ appropriate evidence to create a CEP portfolio, and to ‘defend’ their conclusions in discussion with university tutors and school head teachers. The findings highlight the value of the ‘reflect’-‘select’-‘defend’ model by generating much greater depth and quality of reflection, and recommends that such a model be adopted on a wider scale.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Reflection, Competence, Evidence, Strengths, Areas for Development
Depositing User: Ms Raisa Burton
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2020 11:27
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2020 11:27

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