Reflective Practice and Critical Evaluation Associate Teachers’ Course 27 March 09
Gibbs’ cycle Gibbs’ cyclical model of reviewing practice and critical incidents Unusually, this model pays attention to feelings, as powerful components of the experience Description What happened? Conclusion What else could you have done? Action Plan If it arose again, what would you do? Feelings What were you thinking and feeling? Evaluation What was good and bad about the experience? Analysis What sense can you make of the situation?
Brookfield’s four “lenses” There’s nothing exclusive about choosing these particular lenses or perspectives. It is their multiplicity which is important.
We teach as part of a community of practice, living with all the tensions that entails. Research vs. teaching. Assumptions about teaching and learning…
I didn’t actually use this slide, but it illustrates the “yin and yang” of a community of practice Based on Wenger E (1998) Communities of Practice Cambridge; CUP p. 63 Participation Reification meaning world experience negotiation living in the world membership acting interacting mutuality forms points of focus documents monuments instruments projection