Remaining coursework is on Reflective Practice or to be precise, on Critical Evaluation and self-awareness. I will quote from Linda Finlay (2008), "Maybe reflective practices offer us a way of trying to make sense of the uncertainty in our workplaces and the courage to work competently and ethically at the edge of order and chaos.." (Ghaye,2000, p.7). The word 'ethical' appears to be the most appealing today when the 'enlightened' world is experiencing spectre of astounding change politically and socially.
If you are one of the readers of my blog post, I will deeply appreciate if you leave your valuable and constructive comment/s at the end. Today's blog is the preamble- next couple of weeks I will be (I have to) writing more on several aspects of teaching and learning. Coming five or six weeks I will be writing mostly about my Community of Practice and some of the issues related to my community. Currently, as technology is becoming an integrated part of our regular classroom, I am looking forward to bring it into my discussion. Otherwise, collaboration, student centred learning, equity, all inclusive teaching and learning , project based learning, blended learning, all are of utmost importance in contemporary education, especially in schools.
I created the following word cloud to define Reflective Practice in professions. The idea was extracted from the article Reflecting on 'Reflective practice' by Linda Finlay, Phd, BA (Hons), DipCOT.
Finlay, L. (2008). Reflecting on ‘Reflective practice’. PBLB paper, 52.
Note: I used Tagul to produce the word cloud and borrowed the reflective concepts from Finlay's literature.