Journal of
Media and Communication Studies

  • Abbreviation: J. Media Commun. Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2545
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMCS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 223

Full Length Research Paper

Reflective teaching pedagogy as innovative approach in teacher education through open and distance learning

C. Girija Navaneedhan
  B.K.R. Engineering CollegeTiruttani,Chennai, Tamil Nadu India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 09 December 2011
  •  Published: 31 December 2011



The reflective teaching methodology involves questioning oneself to bring perfection by asking the following questions: Which teaching model am I using? How does it apply in specific teaching situations? How well is it working? Teacher educator should apply this theory in classroom practice, in order observe and reflects on the results so that the classroom becomes a kind of laboratory where the teacher can relate teaching theory to teaching practice. By adopting reflective teaching pedagogy teacher educator imparts inspiration among teacher trainees, so as to enable them to practice the same in their teaching practice sessions. The paper focuses on the importance of innovative teaching-learning pedagogy to sustain interest among teacher trainees who obtain the teacher training degree through open and distance education. The teacher trainees were trained to adopt the reflective teaching-learning methodology during their teaching practice period.


Key words: Reflective teaching, pedagogy, innovative teaching, inspiration and sustainability.