ePortfolios: May 31-June 13, 2010

ePortfolios: encouraging and promoting reflection

ePortfolios: encouraging and promoting reflection

by Catherine Paul -
Number of replies: 1
Hi everyone,

As I've been reading and catching up on the rich, deep postings over the last few days I've noticed a recurrent theme: how can we encourage students to reflect?

Perhaps we can delve more deeply into this... please consider:

1. How do you define reflection? (this is building on what Nicholas Bowskill wrote,)

2. What strategies have you used to encourage reflection?
3. What is often missing in your students' reflective writing?
4. How do you model being a reflective practitioner?

We look forward to hearing from you!

All the best,
Catherine

In reply to Catherine Paul

Re: ePortfolios: encouraging and promoting reflection

by Derek Chirnside -

I'm now gone for 36 hours, need to pay attention to some more domestic things like choir competitions.

Catherine Paul wrote,

How do you model being a reflective practitioner?

Do we in general really DO it ourselves? In a former life, out of more than thirty practicioners who taught critical reflection and reflective practice as assessed components in courses - I found only ONE who did it consistently, ONE who did it sometimes and a few others (say 8) who did it as part of assessed courses for upskilling their own lives.

I also sometimes saw lectures on constructivist pedagogy. But that's another hobby horse.

Hmm.