SELF-REFLECTION OF STUDENTS OF ECONOMIC TEACHING AND THEIR PERSONAL CONSTRUCT OF EXPERT-TEACHER
Keywords:personal construct, personality of prospective teacher, self-reflection, social skills, teachers’ education
To be efficient and satisfied in his profession, a teacher needs to realize his strengths and weaknesses adequately. To support development of self-reflective skills by future teachers, we asked students at Department of Economic Teaching Methodology at University of Economics, Prague, to write an essay called ‘Why am I supposed to be a good teacher?’ Content analysis of self-reflective statements and participants’ personal construct of expert teacher bring important feedback information about skills that should be trained during the education of prospective teachers. Participants consider the self-reflective essay as enriching method that helped them to realize their strengths and weaknesses and to develop their self-reflective skills as an important part of professional expertise.
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