Investigation of Reflective Practice for Pre-Service Teachers in Saudi Arabia

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Sabah A. ElSayed, Samah Z. Zoghary, Huda R. Alsaeed


This study targeted investigating pre-service female teachers' reflective practice and identifying the effect of pre-service female teachers' academic specialization on their reflective practice in Saudi Arabia. To achieve the objectives of this study, a 27-item Likert-five-type questionnaire was used. The questionnaire was handed out to 195 Kindergarten, Elementary Class Teacher, and Quranic Studies female student teachers in Education College, IAU University. The study found that the degree of female student teachers' reflective practices was high in 9 skills, medium in 10 skills, and weak in 8 skills. The study also showed that Kindergarten female student teachers practice reflective teaching skills higher than both Quranic Studies and Elementary Class Student teachers. The study recommended the necessity of teaching the procedural research course for both the Elementary Class female student teachers and Quranic Studies female student teachers, as it includes the female student teachers' practice of reflective teaching skills during practical training in schools.

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