The Teaching Experience

The Teaching Experience : An Introduction to Reflective Practice

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For Introduction to Education and Foundations of Education courses.Lively and reader-friendly, this thoughtful text paints a truly realistic picture of teaching. Comprehensive coverage explores teaching as a profession, simultaneously addressing the fundamentals while encouraging students to "try on" the role to see how well it "fits." Chapter after chapter, a continuous process of guided reflection helps students to increase their understanding of the joys and challenges of the profession and encourages them to carefully ponder their place in it. In fact, no other text so carefully takes the students through the process of considering their life experience, knowledge, research, and situation in order to make an informed decision about their path in more

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  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 200.7 x 251.5 x 17.8mm | 771.12g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 0130225215
  • 9780130225214

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"This text is well written and extremely well suited for the teacher education students who will be using it. This is just the sort of text that we need in teacher preparation courses-it is realistic, pedagogically sound, and practical ...John Dewey would like this text and the author's practical, yet reflective, approach to teacher education." - Judy Arnold, Lincoln Memorial University "This text contains a welcome sense of teaching as an important profession, as a significant 'calling,' and it offers a thoughtful, reflective perspective for dealing with teaching as an important profession. That is crucial, yet sometimes not clearly identified in texts that introduce students to the profession." - William Martin, George Mason Universityshow more

Table of contents

PART 1: WHAT IS TODAY'S CONTEXT FOR REFLECTIVE TEACHING? 1. Choosing to Teach. 2. Students Today. 3. America's Teachers. 4. Today's Schools. 5. The Teaching Profession. PART 2: WHAT IS REFLECTIVE CLASSROOM PRACTICE? 6. Understanding Student Learning. 7. Developing Curriculum. 8. Using Effective Teaching Strategies. 9. Integrating Technology. PART 3: WHAT ARE THE FOUNDATIONS FOR REFLECTIVE TEACHING? 10. Historical Influences. 11. Philosophical Foundations. 12. Societal Influences. 13. Legal Issues. 14. School Governance and Finance. PART 4: HOW DO I GROW AS A REFLECTIVE PRACTITIONER? 15. The First Years and more