A Reflective Typology Emerging from the Collaborative Reflections of Three English Language Teacher Trainers


YEŞİLBURSA A. A. J. A.

EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, vol.36, no.162, pp.103-111, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 162
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.103-111

Abstract

This article presents the reflective typology emerging from post-observation conferences conducted as part of an action research study to investigate how a triad of Turkish university English Language teacher educators reflected with the aim of professional development. First, the literature on reflective practice and reflective frameworks are discussed. This is followed by a description of the data collection and analysis methods used in the research and the emerging typology. The typology was found to overlap with the reflective frameworks developed by other researchers. The occurrence of the different categories of reflection together in the data reinforces the claim that dimensions of reflective thinking are not hierarchical, but can occur simultaneously. The typology can be used with quantitative data analysis techniques to investigate teachers' reflective profiles.