Practising reflective teaching: A personal journey of professional development

Year: 2001

Author: Ho, Boon Tiong

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

This paper recounts my learning experiences over the last fifteen years as a secondary school teacher, a curriculum specialist and until recently, a teacher educator in science education. My personal story is one of professional growth in many aspects of the teacher knowledge domain. Viewed through multiple lenses of teacher development model, curriculum conceptions, and personal perceptions and beliefs, I describe my journey with quotes, maxims, and examples of scientific demonstrations that characterize Schön’s (1983, 1987) notion of reflection. I engage my teaching vocation with a simple life mission: "I live to learn with passion and service, and I learn to live with purpose and significance".