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  • 1. Reflective Practice ED 110 Michelle Meyer, MA
  • 2. Ten Attributes of a Reflective Practitioner
    • Reflects on and learns from experience
    • Engages in ongoing inquiry
    • Solicits feedback
    • Remains open to alternative perspectives
    • Assumes responsibility for own learning
  • 3. 10 Attributes of a Reflective Practitioner
    • Takes action to align with new knowledge and understandings
    • Observes self in the process of thinking
    • Is committed to continuous improvement in practice
    • Strives to align behaviors with values and beliefs
    • Seeks to discover what is true
  • 4. Key Elements of Reflective Practice
    • A deliberate pause, a purposeful slowing down, to allow for higher-level thinking processes
    • An open-minded stance, recognizing there are many ways to view a particular circumstance, situation or event
  • 5. Key Elements of Reflective Practice
    • A receptiveness to changing viewpoint and letting go of needing to be right
    • A mindful state, being conscious of both thought and action
    • An acknowledgement that doubt, perplexity, and tentativeness are part of the process
  • 6. Three Essential Attitudes of Reflective Practitioners
    • Open-mindedness
    • Responsibility
    • Wholeheartedness
  • 7. Three Essential Practices
    • Solitary reflection
    • Ongoing inquiry
    • Perpetual problem-solving
  • 8. Moving from Surface to Self-reflection
    • Surface reflection: Focuses on strategies and methods to reach predetermined goals.
      • Are these good classroom rules for this group? How can I keep students on task?
  • 9. Moving from Surface to Self-reflection
    • Pedagogical reflection: Focuses on the educational goals, the theories underlying approaches and the connection between theoretical principles and practice.
      • Do my classroom rules represent reasonable expectations for my students? How can I build in better accountability for cooperative learning tasks?
  • 10. Moving from Surface to Self-reflection
    • Critical reflections: Focuses on the moral and ethical implications and consequences of classroom practices on students.
      • Are the consequences for rule infraction just? Do all students in my class have daily opportunities for success?
  • 11. Moving from Surface to Self-reflection
    • Self-reflection: Focuses on examining one’s own beliefs and values and how these affect assumptions teachers make and the expectations they have for students.
      • Do I overreact when responding to (student)’s behavior because of my own biases? Are there things I am doing that inhibit student self-management?