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Title: Philosophical reflections from the silver screen: Using films to promote reflection in pre-service teachers
Authors: Tan, Charlene H. P. (Charlene Hwee Phio)
Issue Date: 2006
Citation: Tan, C. (2006). Philosophical reflections from the silver screen: Using films to promote reflection in pre-service teachers. Reflective Practice: International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives, 7(4), 483-497. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14623940600987080
Abstract: This paper studies the use of four popular films (The Lord of the Rings, Dead Poets Society, The Matrix, and The Simpsons) to promote philosophical reflections in pre-service teachers. Based on a study of 25 pre-service teachers in Singapore, the findings show that the teachers' reflections fall under five main categories: (1) question and modify personal aims, beliefs, assumptions (2) confront and solve personal and professional obstacles (3) apply the implications to the local context (4) consider the students' specific educational needs, and (5) review and change personal instructional goals, methods and resources. This paper explores how the four films draw out different types of reflection in the teachers, and how the teachers' reflections based on the films help to prepare them for the teaching profession in Singapore.
Description: This is the final draft, after peer-review, of a manuscript published in Reflective Practice: International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives. The published version is available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14623940600987080
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/18127
ISSN: 1462-3943 (print)
1470-1103 (online)
Other Identifiers: 10.1080/14623940600987080
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