TAKING THE STANCE: ON THE IMPORTANCE OF REFLECTIVE PRACTICE PERCIEVED BY TEACHER EDUCATORS. CLARIFYING THE ROLE OF TEACHER EDUCATORS

L. Zavadskienė1, R. Bubnys2

1Šiauliai University / Vilnius University (LITHUANIA)
2Šiauliai University (LITHUANIA)
Nowadays, the phenomenon of reflective practice has gained wide recognition in higher education institutions preparing pre-service teachers for their future careers. As the research shows, the capability of reflective practice is developmental and highly depends on the attitudes and practice employed by both student teachers and their educators. Guided by these assumptions, the current paper attempts to reveal the role of teacher educators in facilitating reflective practice of pre-service teachers. The main roles of teacher educators as facilitators are disclosed by employing the method of scientific literature review.