Awareness of the Significance of Reflective Diaries for Teachers’ Professional Development
Keywords:professional standards, reflective diary, reflective practice, teacher professional development
The purpose of the article is to describe the findings of the research conducted with the purpose of exploring Georgian schoolteachers’ awareness of the benefits of reflective diaries to their professional development, attitude towards them and the application of this tool for improving their professional practice. The survey results revealed high level of teacher awareness. However, they hardly ever employ the diaries, as they are time-consuming. On the other hand, they do express a certain readiness to be periodically involved in reflective diary writing, especially, if they are externally motivated. Thus, educational authorities should seek the ways of motivating teachers.
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