Cognitive Coaching : an examination of the reflective journaling of teacher candidates.

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dc.contributor.advisor Conaway, Betty J. Henry, Aiyana Genae. 2012-05
dc.description.abstract Cognitive Coaching is a method of instruction that recognizes the strength in thinking about thinking and fosters independent learning. Cognitive Coaching is one method of instruction that can help to better prepare teachers for the classroom. The purpose of this study was to determine the impact that Cognitive Coaching had on teacher candidates as measured by comments in the reflective journals of these candidates. In this mixed methods case study design, the researcher conducted a qualitative study with embedded quantitative methods that enhanced the archived data. The archived data consisted of reflective journals originally collected from a group of junior level teacher candidates who were exposed to Cognitive Coaching. The researcher compared these journals to other archived reflective journals of teacher candidates who were not exposed to Cognitive Coaching. The reflective journals were part of a weekly assignment in a course that included a 13-15 week field experience on a campus of an urban school district located in Central Texas. When examining the archived data, the researcher identified key categories that emerged and were consistent with Costa and Garmston’s (1994) five states of mind: efficacy, flexibility, consciousness, craftsmanship, and interdependence. The findings of this study revealed that the cases exposed to Cognitive Coaching were able to learn more from their experiences and used more words indicating higher levels of the five states of mind in their reflective journals. en_US
dc.publisher en
dc.rights Baylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.subject Cognitive Coaching. en_US
dc.subject Reflective journaling. en_US
dc.subject Coaching and teacher candidates. en_US
dc.title Cognitive Coaching : an examination of the reflective journaling of teacher candidates. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Ed.D. en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access en_US
dc.contributor.department Curriculum and Instruction. en_US
dc.contributor.schools Baylor University. Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction. en_US

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