“Reflection is a basic part of teaching and learning. It aims to make you more aware of your own professional knowledge and action by ‘challenging assumptions of everyday practice and critically evaluating practitioners’ own responses to practice situations” (Finlay, 2008).
Reflection is a critical tool for living a mindful life. It is also a key element of Emergent Curriculum. A reflective practice as an educator enhances what we do everyday by enabling us to mindfully add or remove elements in our planning, responses and expectations.
This course addresses key elements of a reflective practice and gently guides you into strengthening your skills as a reflective practitioner.
“The reflective process encourages you to work with others as you can share best practice and draw on others for support. Ultimately, reflection makes sure all students learn more effectively as learning can be tailored to them.” Cambridge International Education Teaching and Learning Team
Reflective practice is the ability to reflect on one’s actions so as to engage in a process of continuous learning.– Donald Schon
This course has a series of lessons with short and easy to read/ watch content. It is suggested that (time permitting)the users pre read the lessons before the Pro D Day. This is NOT mandatory though since all elements of the Course will also be discussed on the Pro D Day.