A Study of Reflective Teaching in Professional Development of Secondary School Teachers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Reflective teaching (RT) has globally acknowledged its usefulness to teachers' professional development. This study investigated the consequences of RT concerning teachers' professional development. Objectives of the study were: to search the effect of RT on teachers' professional development; to investigate the extent of RT to be used by teachers; to explore the perception of teachers about RT. This study was qualitative and descriptively analyzed. Researcher used Observation and Interview for data collection. Population was 5537 whereas the Sample consisted of 200 male secondary school teachers. Results of the study were: maximally the teachers had not used the tools of RT and as a result, mostly their teaching had not affected their professional development; mostly teachers were unaware through RT but agreed about the validity of RT to be used in teaching; RT has a great extent to be used by the teachers in the process of teaching. This study endorsed the importance of RT to replace the old traditional methods of teaching through RT. Also, this study will play a dynamic role in spanning the gap between theory with practice.