The dimensions of pedagogical practice and teacher writing: challenges of teacher education
Authors: Maria Inês Côrte Vitória; Rosa Maria Rigo
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This article presents results of the research "The dimensions of pedagogical practice and the writing of teachers: challenges of teacher education". Through the Classical Diaries (ZABALZA, 2004) it is analyzed which pedagogical dimensions are included in the Journal of Academics in the Pedagogy Course, as well as converting such documents into the possibility of writing qualification. The methodology of work followed the 1) an explanation of the characteristics of the Classroom Diary; 2) indication of the writing frequency of the Journal; 3) recording the greatest possible number of information; 4) identification of pedagogical dimensions; 5) analysis of writing, under the criteria of: vocabulary repetition, spelling, textual cohesion and coherence; 6) Analysis of the Diaries to follow the processes developed in the Internship, and advances in writing. Some results about pedagogical dimensions: 1) planning needs to be reaffirmed as an organization of teaching, as a prediction, as a script; 2) Planning needs to appear as an element that precedes the lesson; 3) Planning is not the description of what has already happened, but the projection of what will happen; 4) the objectives, methodology, resources, activities planned in the planning need to point to the same purpose (s). About writing: 1) the scarce use of cohesive elements; 2) the compromise of textual coherence; 3) vocabulary repetitions; 4) spelling errors in writing irregular verbs; 4) overly informal language.