The Importance Of Critical Reflection On Teaching

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Importance of reflection:
Reflection on practice has different meanings, in my view it means constructive criticism: being honest with myself, becoming aware of and understanding my own strengths, and being able to review activities and constantly test assumptions related to our work. These have been my approach to critical reflection throughout the year. This is supported by Brookfield, he says that "Critically reflective teaching happens when we identify and scrutinise the assumptions that undergird how we work” (Brookfield, 1995, pg. 11-13). This is further supported by Ghaye, T & Ghaye, k (Ghaye, 1998); he argued that many teachers have benefited from learning through reflection. Their teaching and understanding of what is possible and less possible, impacts of activities on children’s learning and its boundaries have risen as a result of reflection.
Established on these aspects of reflection I will discuss in this section the importance of critical reflection on development of my teaching. I will firstly aim to explore theories on critical reflection on teaching. Secondly I will explore critical reflection in the context of my own teaching. This includes reflecting on planning, delivering lessons, using activities and the role of assessment for learning.

Critical reflection:
Reflection is a process of reviewing and thinking critically about activities and how this affects learning of student’s. It is not just descriptions of what happened during the lesson; it’s to
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