Reflection is a fundamental part of teaching and learning. The basic purpose of it is to make you more aware of your own practice and how this impacts on student learning.
Reflective practice is ‘learning through and from experience towards gaining new insights of self and practice’ (Finlay, 2008).
The process of reflection is a cycle which needs to be repeated.
• Self-assess the effect your teaching has had on learning
• Consider new ways of teaching which can improve the quality of learning
• Try these ideas in practice
• Repeat the process
Effective reflection is a systematic reviewing process for all teachers which allows you to make links from one experience to the next, making sure your students make maximum progress. Reflection ensures all students learn more effectively as learning can be tailored to their needs.
You can read Finlay’s full article by clicking the link here:
Moon, Jennifer A (2008) Reflection in Learning & Professional Development. RoutledgeFalmer, Abingdon, Oxon.