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Abstract Title: Seeking Evidence of Reflective Practice in Learning Assistants' Writing Assignments
Abstract: One goal of Florida International Universitys  (FIU) Learning Assistant (LA) seminar is to help our participants develop as reflective practitioners.  We endeavor to reach this goal by means of classroom activities, classroom discussion, and homework assignments.  Weekly written reflections on course readings and teaching experiences are assigned to help our students learn to reflect through writing.  To assess our LAs' development in this regard, we have analyzed reflections from our chemistry, mathematics, and physics undergraduate LAs using Hatton and Smiths (1995) [1] criteria for the recognition of evidence for different types of reflective writing.  Presentation of this poster will include the results of our analysis of the level of reflection evident in our LAs writing and excerpts from a sample of the reflections illustrating their use of reflective teaching practices during their teaching experiences.
[1]Hatton, N. & Smith, D. (1995).  Reflection in teacher education:  towards definition and implementation.  Teaching and Teacher Education 11, 33-49.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Geraldine L. Cochran
Florida International University
11200 S. W. 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199
and Co-Presenter(s)
Laird H. Kramer and Eric Brewe