Critical Reflection Resources
This topic brings together research, tools and strategies for reflection.
Curated by Catherine Smyth
Drawn from Brookfield's four lenses of critical reflection, this website provides a selection of reflective exercises and tools to support teaching.
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"Metacognition is a critically important, yet often overlooked component of learning. Effective learning involves planning and goal-setting, monitoring one's progress, and adapting as needed. All of these activities are metacognitive in nature. By teaching students these skills - all of which can be learned - we can improve student learning. There are three critical steps to teaching metacognition:
Teaching students that their ability to learn is mutableTeaching planning and goal-settingGiving students ample opportunities to practice monitoring their learning and adapting as necessary"
Teachers (and preservice teachers) in NSW should refer to and use the NSW BOSTES Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.Collect samples of your work for accreditation
Collecting samples of your work as evidence to support how you meet the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers encourages you to think constructively about your teaching, reflect on the Standards and develop your practice. Review what kind of samples can be used, about annotating your work, and how these play a role in the submission of your Accreditation Report.
This site brings together research and a framework of reflection. Think of reflection as a way for teachers to turn experience into knowledge about teaching and learning.
Mount Isa Learning Community - Rural & Remote - Teacher Reflection Tools
This site has a range of downloadable Teacher Reflection Tools.
The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers are a public statement of what constitutes teacher quality.
The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers is a public statement of what constitutes teacher quality. This website identifies the standards and provides a range of resources for graduate teachers and beyond. The illustrations of practice are particularly useful and interesting.
This site features over 280 strategies teachers can use for reflection.
We are all so busy. We race from task to task. We attempt to multi-task; dividing and depleting our energies. How many times do we arrive in class breathless with hardly a moment to think about what we have planned for the day?
This blog emphasises the importance of reflection on learning.
I started teaching in NSW primary schools in 1991, first as a classroom teacher and now as an assistant principal with a full-time class as well.Working in a school is never boring and I still enjo...
Just in case you're unclear about why, how and what reflection is, this blog shows how a classroom teacher teacher thinks about her teaching practice. She offers practical insights and suggestions for primary teachers on a range of topics.