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Research on Teaching Reflection from the Perspective of Knowledge Management

Author WangXue
Tutor GuoJiDong
School East China Normal University
Course Education and management of
Keywords Teaching reflection knowledge management professional development of teachers
CLC G420
Type Master's thesis
Year 2011
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Teaching reflection, a way of self-renewal and self-improvement for teachers, is considered as an important and effective way to promote the professional development of teachers. However, in reality, teaching reflection shows a kind of phenomenon of passive reflection, superficial similarity and low quality. In terms of current issues, this text uses the theory of knowledge management to evaluate if teachers reflect on the teaching. By the investigation of teachers’reflection in a number of schools,we would like to found out the existing problems and the causes, try to help teachers manage personal knowledge better from the perspective of knowledge management, improve the quality of teaching reflection and promote professional development of teachers.In this paper, firstly we sort out the literature of teaching reflection, knowledge management and relevant content. At the same time, in order to give teachers and schools some promoting recommendations, we analyzed the reflection of teaching problems and the reasons by researching into the theory of knowledge management of teachers and combining with questionnaires, interviews and case studies.In the part of practice research, the author in-depth analyzed the current status of teaching reflection through interviews, surveys, case studies and other methods. The author had the in-depth analysis on the existing problems of teaching reflection by having the questionnaire of 4 schools in District Q, including interviews with a school administrator, two heads of the teaching and researching group and two teachers, the problems are as below:Thin Knowledge management consciousness, Unconscious teaching reflection behavior;Lacking of knowledge management theory, Teaching reflection cannot achieve the desired effect,Superficial knowledge exchange and sharing.Teaching reflection stays low level, Fragmentation of knowledge management.And it’s difficult to guarantee the implementation of teaching reflection. Based on those problems, the author analyzed the reasons from individual teachers, schools culture and the teaching system.For the main reasons, the author proposed to raise the standard of teaching reflection, to build a knowledge management system, to improve teachers’reflective consciousness; to enhance the level of teacher reflection by the guide of knowledge management; to build knowledge-sharing platform purposed to enhance communication among teachers; to improve the reflection management system to ensure promote the teaching reflection better.

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