Reflection has long been identified by teacher educators as a highly-desirable characteristic for future teachers. It is considered one determiner for effective, professional practice. However, the definitions for what is meant by reflection, as well as best practices for developing and sustaining its use, have become problematic. This synthesis is a review of the various working definitions and frameworks proposed by experts and teacher education programs. Studies focused on developing and sustaining critical reflection are also reviewed. Suggestions for teaching and sustaining critical reflection in teacher education programs are made based on the reviewed studies.
"Supporting Critical Reflection in Pre-service Teacher Education,"
Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning for Christians in Higher Education: Vol. 3
, Article 7.
Available at: http://digitalshowcase.oru.edu/sotl_ched/vol3/iss1/7