Professional Reflection a Cradle of Student Teacher’s Professional Development

Muhammad Zafar Iqbal, N. B. Jumani, Saeed-ul-Hassan Chishti

Abstract


The emergence of connotation of reflective practices within the field of teacher education has resulted in a greater need for student teachers to consider the effectiveness of their teaching practices to meet the increased levels of accountability that is associated with their professional development. This paper provided an examination of the potential contribution of reflection for the development of effective teaching skills among student teachers during practicum course by utilizing both quantitative and qualitative research methods. This paper aimed to study the potential links between reflective practices and professional development of student teachers. Paper also examines the reflective practices of student teachers. The results revealed that reflections on professional practices supported student teachers to improve their relations with students and colleagues. Student teachers reported that they got self-awareness, they were able to understand the knowledge-in-action which enhanced student teachers skills for delivery of lesson during practicum.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n3s1p376


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