Teacher Leadership: Promoting Reflective Practice Model
Endah Yanuarti; Professor David F. Treagust
LPMP Jawa Barat
This paper focuses on the development of a reflective practice model for secondary teachers because it is related to the context of teacher competence standards in Indonesia. The research used a qualitative interpretive approach to examine the teaching practice of secondary school teachers who were the participants of the study. Classroom observations of participantsí teaching and learning process were videotaped and interviews with teachers were the major data sources. The participants showed various conditions in delivering the lessons with respect to their ability in developing and managing the lesson and the classroom and their roles as a leader in the classroom. Teachers were involved in developing the reflective practice model and lead to their improvement in managing the lesson and classroom. Reflective conversation is one of the important keys in the developed model. Three of eight participants demonstrated the enhancement of their lesson delivery reflecting on their practice. This model has implication for dissemination to teachers in other Indonesian schools in the future.
Topic: Education Policy and Leadership