Teaching and Learning from Within

A Core Reflection Approach to Quality and Inspiration in Education

Edited by Fred A. J. Korthagen, Younghee M. Kim, William L. Greene

© 2013 – Routledge

218 pages

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About the Book

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.



"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

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


About the Editors

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Aims & Objectives
EDUCATION / Professional Development