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Narrative Inquiry on Effects of Portfolio Application on Pre-service Science Teachers` Reflective Thinking
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Narrative Inquiry on Effects of Portfolio Application on Pre-service Science Teachers` Reflective Thinking
Kang, Kyunghee;
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This study aimed to investigate the effects of portfolio application on pre-service science teachers` reflective thinking. For the purpose, we used narrative inquiry on pre-service science teachers` portfolios. We also analyzed the dimensions and levels of pre-service science teachers` reflective thinking. Analysis results showed that the pre-service science teachers` reflective thinking was mostly centered on focus at the beginning of semester. In addition, they exhibited routine and technical levels of reflective thinking. Analysis of pre-service science teachers` reflective thinking showed it as gradually extending to the dimension of inquiry and dimension of change by the end of semester. Here, the level of reflective thinking was higher at the dialogic level and transformative level. Pre-service science teachers showed that they had difficulties in making portfolios. However, they answered positively about application of portfolios. The results of this study suggest that there is a need to actively introduce portfolio assessment in teacher education courses in order to increase the reflective thinking of pre-service science teachers.
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