외국어교육 제26권 제1호 (p.67-90)

Analysis of the Collaborative Reflection Processes of Two University Instructors

키워드 :
reflective teaching,teacher’s belief,teacher’s behavior,interactions,professional development,성찰적 교수,교사 신념,교사 행동,상호작용,전문성 신장

목차

I. Introduction
II. Literature Review
  1. Reflection and Reflective Language Teaching
  2. Professional Development
III. Methodology
  1. Participants
  2. Research Context
  3. Data Collection
  4. Data Analysis
IV. Results
  1. Emerging Themes from the Collaborative Reflection Process
  2. Reflections upon the Respective Themes
  3. Teacher Perceptions of Pedagogical Change
V. Discussions
VI. Conclusions
References

초록

This study explores how the shared reflections of two university instructors influenced their approaches and perspectives of English language teaching. The primary source of data was derived from the two teachers’ e-mail mediated, collaborative reflective journals and two dialogical interviews served as a secondary data source. A qualitative, narrative inquiry approach was employed to gather data in a direct and in-depth way. The data were selectively coded to investigate the teacher’s reported beliefs, behaviors, and interactions as well as how they relate to the process of professional development. The findings indicate that the process of sharing and reflecting upon their pedagogical philosophy and strategies supported their ongoing efforts to develop professionally. Moreover, this study addresses the notion that more attention should be paid towards improving reflective teaching among teachers as a means of enhancing professional development.