Faculty Research

Title

Connecting University Supervision and Critical Reflection: Mentoring and Modeling

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2009

Published In

The Teacher Educator

Abstract

This study reports on the experiences of supervisors in a university teacher preparation program regarding their critical reflection on their practice. This has an impact on the learning opportunities available for their student teachers. Findings include: (a) an understanding of critical reflection is something that builds over time for student teachers through exposure to their supervisor's practice; (b) explicitly modeling, guiding, and communicating the importance of critical reflection in teaching practice through supervisory stance helps teacher candidates develop critically reflective practices and understandings; (c) developing critical reflection in their individual and shared practices takes time for both parties.

Publication Information

Bates, A.J., Ramirez, L. & Drits, D. (2009) Connecting University Supervision and Critical Reflection: Mentoring and Modeling, The Teacher Educator, 44(2), 90-112, DOI: 10.1080/08878730902751993

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