Psychological and Personal Dimensions of Prospective Teachers Reflective Abilities
Educational Studies and Research
With an increasing concern that teachers develop reflective thinking abilities as part of their teacher training programs, there comes a need to know more about the reflector. This knowledge can guide teacher education programs in providing experiences that will enhance or encourage reflective ability. A Q-technique factor analysis was employed to examine a number of psychological and personal characteristics of prospective teachers in order to provide a description of those who have been classified as reflectors. The results indicate that both psychological and personal characteristics may be useful for describing reflectors and non-reflectors. Implications for teacher education programs are discussed.
Educational and Psychological Measurement
Gipe, J. P.,
Richards, J. C.,
(1991). Psychological and Personal Dimensions of Prospective Teachers Reflective Abilities. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 51(4), 913-922.
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