A teacher in contemporary school should be the creative subject of his activities who shuns stereotypes and looks for new paths and methods in education. One should have sensitive and rellective nature in order to plan one's own development, find creative solutions and foresee the effects of pedagogical activities. A teacher should be, for one, a reflective practitioner since his professional development is closely connected with the pedagogical reflection. School routine shows that many teachers know little about reflection and do not appreciate it before, during and after their pedagogical work. It is a disturbing phenomenon since reflection gives a teacher a chance to understand his/her actions, helps to control his/her development and enriches his/her knowledge on teaching and upbringing which helps to make valid and wise choices. It is important to focus on reflective thinking in teachers” education and profes- sional development and to create conditions for everyday, purposeful and planned reflection in pedagogical practice.
- Year of publication: 2005
- Source: Show
- Pages: 45-54
- DOI Address: http://dx.doi.org/10.15804/ksm200504