Is reflective practice an essential component of becoming a professional teacher?

Charlotte Elizabeth Meierdirk

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Abstract

This paper explores the concept of reflective practice and its role in the professionalisation of student teachers. There is an examination of the requirements to become a qualified teacher and how these requirements have determined practice. After looking at the recent evolution, of state requirements for initial teacher education, in England, it investigates the place of reflective practice within that process and to what extent reflective practice is still needed to become a teacher. It presents the different interpretations of reflective practice and the role of professionalism in the journey to qualified teaching status (QTS).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-378
JournalReflective Practice: International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 May 2016

Keywords

  • reflective practice
  • teacher education
  • professionalism

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