An Internet-Based Journal
James M. Laffey, Dale Musser, Thomas Tupper, University of Missouri Columbia
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-28-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Donald Schon (Schon, 1983) in his seminal book on professionals as reflective practitioners described professional practice as a reflective conversation with an uncertain situation, taking stances, experimenting, and learning from the back-talk of the situation. Beginners in a field need opportunities to practice this reflective conversation and to make sense of the back-talk. Professional preparation programs address this need by having novices learn from field experience or through exposure to various representations of realistic experience, such as simulations, problem-based learning, or cases. The key to learning, however, is not in the exposure, but in the “reflective conversation” and the meaning that the student draws from the experience.
Laffey, J.M., Musser, D. & Tupper, T. (1998). An Internet-Based Journal. In S. McNeil, J. Price, S. Boger-Mehall, B. Robin & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 1998--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1117-1122). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).