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Scaffolding or stifling? The influence of journal requirements on students’ engagement in reflective practice

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dc.contributor.author McGarr, Oliver
dc.contributor.author Moody, Janet
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-10T15:12:55Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-10T15:12:55Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation McGarr, O. and Moody, J. (2010) Scaffolding or Stifling? The influence of journal requirements on students' engagement in reflective practice, Reflective Practice: International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives, 11 (5) 579 - 591. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2339
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This study aimed to examine student teachers’ opinions of changes to reflective practice requirements during a five‐week teaching practice placement as part of a one‐year postgraduate initial teacher education programme. The results highlighted that prior to the changes, students saw little relevance in the reflective writing requirements while on teaching placement. Students saw the new requirements as more beneficial as they provided them with more time to reflect and greater opportunities to explore issues relevant to their professional development. Teacher educators need to consider carefully the reflective practice requirements of professional placements in order to ensure that they foster critical reflection and that students do not see them as mandatory paper exercises. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Reflective Practice;11 (5) 579 - 591
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14623943.2010.516968
dc.rights This is an electronic version of an article published in Reflective Practice: International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives, 11 (5) 579 - 591. Reflective Practice is available online at: www.tandfonline.comDOI:10.1080/14623943.2010.516968 en_US
dc.subject reflective practice en_US
dc.subject teacher education en_US
dc.subject reflective journal en_US
dc.subject student teachers en_US
dc.subject professional placements en_US
dc.title Scaffolding or stifling? The influence of journal requirements on students’ engagement in reflective practice en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1121588


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