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Written journal to promote reflective thinking among pre-service teachers

Choo, Y. B. and Abdullah, T. and Mohd. Nawi, A. (2019) Written journal to promote reflective thinking among pre-service teachers. International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering, 8 (1). pp. 589-593. ISSN 2277-3878

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Journal writing is a common practice for pre-service teachers to reflect on their learning and teaching experiences about the course in the campus. Dewey (1933) believed that thinking is natural but that reflective habits of mind needed to be taught. This study aims to investigate the use of written journal to promote reflective thinking by the pre-service teachers. The case study was conducted among the twenty pre-service teachers who carried out a micro-teaching session in a childrens literature course. A content analysis was carried out on the reflective journals written by the pre-service teachers. The findings indicated that the pre-service teachers employed five strategies of reflective thinking such as identifying, associating, analysing, assessing and decision-making in their written journals. It is recommended for teacher education to establish learning and teaching environment and promote a shared practice among the peers that facilitate reflective thinking.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:pre-service teachers, reflective thinking, written journal
Subjects:P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions:Language Academy
ID Code:90490
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:30 Apr 2021 07:27
Last Modified:30 Apr 2021 07:27

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