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Field Experience: A Guide to Reflective Teaching, 7th edition

  • George J. Posner

Published by Pearson (May 27th 2009) - Copyright © 2010

7th edition

Field Experience: A Guide to Reflective Teaching

ISBN-13: 9780137016877

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With an emphasis on reflection, Field Experience, Seventh Edition, guides students through a variety of field experiences–from individual tutoring and observation to student teaching.  Self-reflective exercises encourage students to acknowledge and overcome concerns, as well as develop goals and teaching principles that will guide their future classroom practice.  By promoting active participation, engagement, and reflection throughout all field experiences, this text helps students better prepare to become tomorrow’s teachers. 


New to this Edition:


  • Coverage of action research illustrates how teachers can identify potential problems in the teaching and learning process, and identify how to make improvements.  
  • Six new teaching scenarios present students with problems or dilemmas they are likely to face in the classroom, and offer questions to help students determine how they would react. 
  • Sample log provides students with a model for documenting their field experiences.
  • Updated sections on multicultural education, diversity, and current issues offer coverage of inclusion and teaching students with special-needs; accountability, curriculum standards and dealing with standardized tests; and technology in teaching.

Table of contents

PART ONE  Orientation
Ch. 1 Types of Field Experience (with Aram deKoven)
    Common Features
    Varieties of Teaching Situations
    The Student Teaching Experience
       Placement Tips
Ch.  2 Concerns and Personal Goals
    Analyzing Concerns
    Expressing Goals

Ch. 3 Reflecting on Field Experiences: Fieldwork Logs
    What Is Reflective Thinking and Why Is It Desirable?
    When Should I Write My Logs?
    What Is the Anatomy of a Log?
    Criteria for Evaluating Fieldwork Logs
PART TWO  What Do You Bring to the Experience?
Ch. 4 Personal Influences on a Perspective
    Experience as a Learner
    Favorite Subject Matter and Topics
    Experience as a Teacher 
Ch. 5 Contributions of Foundational Studies
    Six Basic Issues of Teaching
    Interrelations among the Six Issues
Ch. 6 Contributions of Methods Courses
    Lesson Planning
    Instructional Activities
    Curriculum Emphasis
    Theory and Practice
Ch. 7 Initial Perspective
    Sorting Out Ideas
    Analysis of Beliefs
    Tracing Origins
    Considering Consequences
PART THREE  What Is the Situation Where You Will Teach?
Ch. 8 The Community and the School
    The Community
    The School
Ch. 9 The Classroom, Technology, and the Curriculum (with Aram deKoven)
    The Classroom
    The Curriculum
Ch. 10 The Students (with Aram deKoven)
    Students in the School 
    Students in the Classroom
    Students at Risk 
    Diversity in the Classroom
Ch. 11 The Cooperating Teacher
PART FOUR  What Have You Learned?
Ch. 12 The Fieldwork Portfolio (with Laurie Vasily)
    The Anatomy of a Fieldwork Portfolio

Appendix A  Instruments
Appendix B  Sample Logs and Fieldwork Portfolios
Additional Bibliography



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