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Critical Reflection for Transformative Learning

Understanding e-Portfolios in Teacher Education

Authors: Liu, Katrina

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  • A Research-based guide for teacher educators and ePortfolio designers
  • Contains detailed narratives of prospective teachers' teaching practice as reflected in their ePortfolios as well as rigorous analysis of their reflections and teaching 
  • Demonstrates the importance of triangulating prospective teachers’ reflections with classroom observations in understanding real classroom practice
  • Provides a framework for a transformative teacher education community to achieve educational equity 
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About this book

This book provides a research-based guide to using ePortfolios to develop critically reflective teachers capable of transformative learning for educational equity. It begins with a conceptualization of critical reflection in teacher education, then analyzes the social discourse of prospective teachers' teaching practice through their ePortfolio reflections, triangulated by classroom teaching observations and interviews. The results of the research show that prospective teachers’ reflections are performative and do not typically trigger transformative learning, in large part because of discrepancies in the structures of the ePortfolio, the goals of the teacher education program, and the mentoring and supervisory practices. With this analysis in hand, the book turns to practical questions, providing a transformative framework along with examples and tips for teacher educators to use the author’s methods to understand and analyze prospective teachers’ reflection and support their transformative learning. 

About the authors

Katrina Liu is an associate professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She earned her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with specializations in teacher education and educational leadership and policy analysis. Focusing on theory, practice, and innovation in preparing teachers to teach in diverse classrooms, Katrina’s current research focuses on critical reflection for transformative learning, social capital and resilience among teachers of color and researchers of color, critical counter-narrative in teacher education, and self-sustaining communities of practice for teacher professional development. Her interdisciplinary work appears in journals such as Review of Research in Education, Educational Review, Journal of Teacher Education and Technology, and Reflective Practice.​

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-20

    Liu, Katrina

  • Who Celebrates Kwanzaa? The Struggle for Critical Reflection and Transformative Learning

    Pages 21-44

    Liu, Katrina

  • Looking Back on What Was Good and What Was Bad: Prospective Teachers’ Understanding of Critical Reflection

    Pages 45-54

    Liu, Katrina

  • It’s Me Doing Work for Someone Else: Prospective Teachersconceptions ofprospective teachers’ Attitudes Toward the ePortfolio Reflection Requirements

    Pages 55-65

    Liu, Katrina

  • I Want to be Seen as the Best I Can: How the Teacher Education Program Conditions Prospective Teachersconceptions ofprospective teachers’ Reflection Strategies

    Pages 67-78

    Liu, Katrina

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eBook 84,99 €
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Critical Reflection for Transformative Learning
Book Subtitle
Understanding e-Portfolios in Teacher Education
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01955-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01955-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-01954-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 144
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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