Document Type

Article

Department

Professional Development Centre, Chitral

Abstract

This paper reports insight from an action research conducted to introduce and improve the reflective practice among teachers working in a secondary private school in rural Pakistan. It was found that though very challenging to familiarize the teachers with the concept and practice of reflection, this concept is a power school based teacher learning model especially in a context where teachers have nominal exposure to in-service professional development. However, the low capacity of teachers in pedagogy, their traditional beliefs on professional development as well as the shortage of time are the factors hindering reflective practice. It is suggested that instead of depending on workshops and literature on reflection, focusing real classroom issues and providing ongoing support to teachers could be helpful in initiating and sustaining reflective practice.

Publication

Academic Research International