Teacher reflection on "bumpy moments" during teaching: A self-study
AuthorRomano, Molly Elizabeth
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThis study was an attempt to describe reflection in more detail than in the past, and it provides insight into how we might capture the details of this unseen reflection. I conducted a self-study of the "bumpy moments" in my teaching to address the following questions: (1) What do teachers think about when making a decision during a "bumpy moment"?; and (2) How does the teacher resolve the difficult task of making important decisions spontaneously? To arrive at answers to these questions, I tape recorded the on-going classroom events, and transcribed these moments into story form. Through an analysis of the many "bumpy moments" in my teaching, several important findings emerged about the nature of reflection and how reflection actually occurs in the classroom context. Results of this study have implications for future research, teacher education, and the practice of teaching.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Teaching and teacher education