The paper outlines field experience issues with particular reference to the provision of quality feedback. Meaningful feedback is intended to result in the improvement of teaching and a greater engagement in the study of problems related to teaching. Questions and dialogue may facilitate the attainment of these intentions. However, the establishment of trust between the supervisor and the teacher (or student-teacher), both at personal and professional levels is of fundamental importance. Participants (ie. pre-service and in-service teachers) need to treat field experience as a kind of authentic learning that involves the sharing of experiences to construct personal and professional knowledge. Feedback and peer discussion is most important for the enhancement of critical thinking.
|Publication status||Published - 2002|