Overview

The notion of reflection in teacher education is both multifaceted and dynamic. Its diverse meaning permeates the whole of the book and in Chapter 3 there is an exploration of its nature. Two books that are fundamentally important as source material are:

For a summary of writings about reflective teaching and related practices see:

Donald Schön extends the work of Dewey to develop ideas that have been very influential as thinking about reflection has developed over the last thirty years or so.

Michael Eraut has produced a very useful critique of Schön’s thinking.