The conceptual framework for the College of Education at Georgia Southern University is: Reflective Practitioners for a Diverse World. Three of the five Middle Level Teacher Preparation Standards from the Association of Middle Level Education (AMLE, 2012) also specify reflection as a habit. Standard 5 on Middle Level Professional Roles, for example, states: “Middle level teacher candidates understand, reflect on, and are successful in their unique roles as middle level professionals.” In order for teacher candidates to become reflective, they need multiple opportunities to engage in reflection.
Amanda Wall, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Middle Grades and Secondary Education at Georgia Southern University.
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"Encouraging Teacher Candidates to Cultivate Habits of Reflection,"
Becoming: Journal of the Georgia Middle School Association: Vol. 29
, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/becoming_journal/vol29/iss1/4