Reflection – an intro. PG Dip pre-service full time. Reflection. How many of you are good at reflection? Why? (not) Write your answers down in 3 sentences. Why reflect?. Reasons? Brainstorm them To improve teaching practice To learn from Enhance your problem solving skills
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Reflection – an intro
PG Dip pre-service full time
“Often we hear that one of the most important tasks of education is to teach students how to learn on their own throughout their lifetimes. But how do we learn how to learn? How do we know what we’ve learned and how to direct our own future learning?
These are all questions addressed by the concept of metacognition. Simply put, metacognition means “thinking about one’s own thinking.”
There are two aspects of metacognition:
reflection—thinking about what we know;
self-regulation—managing how we go about learning.
Thinking About Thinking:
Developed by Linda Darling-Hammond, Kim Austin, Melissa Cheung, and Daisy Martin
With Contributions From Brigid Barron, AnnmariePalincsar, and Lee Shulman
Stanford University School of Education
How to use a reflective model
Kolb’s (1984) Experiential Learning Cycle is relevant to this process of on-going reflection and self-evaluation.Adapt what you have to teach to suit your learners
Have reflective conversation with a colleague
Put new learning into practice
Start cycle again
Encourages reflective practice by asking questions at each stage