Bridging theory to practice with classroom rounds

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Connie L Bowman Janet M Herrelko

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Pre-service teachers’ perceptions of the how to teach were challenged by the process of classroom rounds in this study. Classroom rounds were defined as pre-conference, classroom observations and post-conference with evidence based discussions focusing on school-based practices. The pre-service teachers shared their observational data and beliefs about teaching with an experienced classroom teacher to learn the context of pedagogical practices in a classroom setting. Rounds in combination with clinical experience extended the pre-service teachers’ awareness of research-based practices, the importance of and how to implement these practices in their classrooms. Post student teaching surveys revealed the impact these observed practices had on the pre-service teachers’ classroom procedures. 

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Bowman, C., & Herrelko, J. (2014). Bridging theory to practice with classroom rounds. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 14(4), 51-66. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.14434/v14i4.5185
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Connie L Bowman, University of Dayton

Teacher EducationAssociate Professor

Janet M Herrelko, University of Dayton

Teacher EducationAssociate Professor