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Teaching and Learning from Within
A Core Reflection Approach to Quality and Inspiration in Education

ISBN 9780415522489
Published November 2, 2012 by Routledge
232 Pages

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Book Description

Teaching and Learning from Within brings together theory, research, and practice on core reflection, an approach that focuses on people’s strengths as the springboard for personal growth and serves every human being involved in education–including students, teachers, school principals, and university faculty. This approach supports the essential role of authenticity in the development of the whole person. It has been used in contexts around the world and has shown great promise in helping to re-chart the course for education and to re-think its purpose in global and democratic societies. The book looks at the current educational context and the need for core reflection; introduces the theory and its linkages to previous studies in numerous disciplines; presents various applications in multinational research and practice—with teachers, with students and schools, and with teacher educators; and highlights ongoing work in around the world along with future plans, opportunities, and resources for professional development and research.


Table of Contents






PART I Overview - Introduction to Core Reflection

Chapter 1  Transforming Education from Within
  William L. Greene, Younghee M. Kim, & Fred A. J. Korthagen

Chapter 2  A Focus on the Human Potential
  Fred A. J. Korthagen

Chapter 3  The Core Reflection Approach
  Fred A. J. Korthagen


PART II  Core Reflection with Teachers

Chapter 4 Teaching from the Inside Out: Discovering and Developing the-Self-That-Teaches
John T. King, & Jo-Anne Lau-Smith

Chapter 5 Actualizing Core Strengths in New Teacher Development
Roni Adams, Younghee M. Kim, & William L. Greene

Chapter 6  Coaching Based on Core Reflection: A Case Study on Supporting Presence in Teacher Education
  Paulien C. Meijer, Fred A. J. Korthagen, & Angelo Vasalos

Chapter 7 Coaching Based on Core Reflection Makes a Difference
  Annemarieke Hoekstra, & Fred A. J. Korthagen

Part III Core Reflection with Students and Schools

Chapter 8   Core Reflection in Primary Schools: A New Approach to Educational Innovation
  Saskia Attema-Noordewier, Fred A. J. Korthagen, & Rosanne C. Zwart

Chapter 9 Developing Core Qualities in Young Students
Peter Ruit, & Fred A. J. Korthagen

Chapter 10 A Core Reflection Approach to Reducing Study Procrastination
Marjan E. Ossebaard, Fred A. J. Korthagen, Heinze Oost, Jan Stavenga-de Jong, & Angelo Vasalos

Part IV Core Reflection with Teacher Educators

Chapter 11 Aligning Professional and Personal Identities: Applying
Core Reflection in Teacher Education Practice
Younghee M. Kim, & William L. Greene

Chapter 12  Core Reflection as a Catalyst for Change in Teacher Education
Erin M. Wilder, William L. Greene, & Younghee M. Kim

Part V  Conclusion

Chapter 13 Towards A New View of Teaching and Learning
  Fred A. J. Korthagen, William L. Greene, & Younghee M. Kim

Chapter Contributors


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Fred Korthagen is Professor of Education, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

Younghee Kim is Professor, School of Education, Southern Oregon University, USA.

William L. Greene
is Chair, School of Education, Southern Oregon University, USA.


"In a broader sense, this book aims to both demonstrate how to facilitate the core reflection process and to provide evidence of its effectiveness in promoting individual growth. In this first goal, it is quite successful because of the way the authors detail and provide examples of the technique." ― Douglas Larkin, Montclair State University, Teachers College Record