Technology Use in Reflective Teaching: A Practicum Research Project

Yuksel D.

ANTHROPOLOGIST, vol.16, pp.145-152, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09720073.2013.11891343
  • Journal Name: ANTHROPOLOGIST
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.145-152
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study is to combine the practice of reflective teaching and technology. With the help of a group created on Facebook which was accessible only to the group members taking part in the reflective teaching process, an interactive discussion environment was created and the student teachers commented on each others' performances based on the diaries prepared after each practice. After analyzing the student teachers' diaries and their peers' comments in terms of their focus and issues discussed, it was observed that the student teachers could recognize the problems they encountered quite easily and they could identify the difficulties their peers experienced while teaching; however their evaluations of the reflective practice were not comprehensive or remedial.