Learning Journals - developing the reflective teacher & student

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Learning Journals - developing the reflective teacher & student. What is Reflective Practice?. Discuss Discuss what issues may arise in developing a reflective approach to learning and teaching. Be prepared to feedback and discuss. Linking theory with practice- Kolbs learning cycle. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Year 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPLearning Journals - developing the reflective teacher & studentSeptember 2011*Year 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPWhat is Reflective Practice?DiscussDiscuss what issues may arise in developing a reflective approach to learning and teaching.Be prepared to feedback and discussYear 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPSeptember 2011*Year 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPLinking theory with practice-Kolbs learning cyclehttp://www.ldu.leeds.ac.uk/ldu/sddu_multimedia/kolb/static_version.phpYear 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPSeptember 2011*Year 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPLearning from our observations means that we need to:Avoid just descriptions of events.ConsiderWhat is going well or not so well /happened / might have happened /how you reacted/ you did or might do/ might be the next step/ what you said/ the consequences/ challengesWhy something is going well or not / happened or didnt/ you reacted / felt in a particular wayHow did you do something/ it feels: for you & others/ do you know/ it can be changed or resolvedWhen has this occurred/ happened before/ Year 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPSeptember 2011*Year 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPYear 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPWhat is a reflective journal ?Have you used a reflective journal before?May be called a learning log or reflective log or diary but it is not the same as a personal diary.Let us consider how it differs from a personal diary.September 2011*Year 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPYear 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPA reflective journalHas no hard and fast rulesHas a personal style.It contains impressions, descriptions, thoughts and feelingsCan be used as a tool for analysis and reflectionOver time patterns and relationships emerge which were previously isolated events.September 2011*Year 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPYear 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPA journal can take any form Diary, notebook, Ring file, scrapbook, albumE-fileJottings, prose, drawings, diagrams, cartoon strips, photographs, cuttings, annotated documents September 2011*Year 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPYear 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPWho is a journal for?September 2011*Year 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPYear 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPYour journal is for YOU!You might share with a colleague/s as response partner/s. Try to establish this special relationship with a critical friendYou might write jointly.September 2011*Year 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPYear 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPOwnership and meaning When learners make journals their own they are more useful and meaningfulSEE EXAMPLES which format appeals to you?September 2011*Year 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPYear 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPWhat might you record in your journal?September 2011*Year 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPYear 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPYou might record informationeventscontextsrolesrelationships and interactionsemotions and responsesSeptember 2011*Year 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPYear 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPWhen might you use your journal?September 2011*Year 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPYear 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPYou might use your journal During events, discussions, readingsImmediately after events, discussions, readingsLater - after time to reflect.September 2011*Year 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPYear 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPSession Task Think about:What led you to start this course?Why now?Why The University of Winchester?September 2011*Year 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPYear 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPSession TaskWhat sort of information did you record?How did you feel about the task?Is there anything you would like to add at this stage? If so, annotate your journal now.FEED BACKSeptember 2011*Year 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPYear 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPNow, if you feel comfortable, share your writing with a colleague/s. Can you identify common themes?What have you both clarified or learnt from this task and discussion?Can you annotate your entry with new ideas or feelings?FEED BACKSeptember 2011*Year 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPYear 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPSo, what can you find out through keeping a journal?What happened?What were the facts?What was the context for the events?What was my role?What feelings and sense surrounded the event?What did I do?What was the role of others? / What did they do?ContinuedSeptember 2011*Year 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPYear 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPWhat can you find out through keeping a journal? ContinuedWhat did others feel about the situation?What were the significant events that took place?What else might I have done?What are the implications? What do I need to do next?And September 2011*Year 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPYear 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPDirected Task Return to your writing later this week. Reflect on your ideas and add annotations. You are not correcting your work, but noting additional thoughts, changes in thinking and reasons for those changes.Consider sharing your writing and allow a colleague to respond to your reflections.September 2011*Year 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPYear 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPDirected Task Think about how you might use your journal for professional development during and after the course.What are the issues for you of keeping a reflective journal?What are the issues for you of reflective practice?How might you address the issues you have identified?Find a reference/s to journal writing in the library or on the internet. September 2011*Year 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPYear 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPReminderIf you wish to recap, these notes can be found on the Learning Network .September 2011*Year 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPYear 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPReferenceYou can read Marcia Popp (1997) at books.google.comhttp://books.google.com/books?id=oULy12itBB4C&pg=PP1&dq=Marcia+Popp&sig=3I4-LpbKipLqr1ijm8k2YixhCUY#PPA48,M1 (accessed 28/07/10)September 2011*Year 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPYear 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPReferenceKit Field K (2006) Writing a Reflective learning Journal, CPD Update Sept 2006 at http://www.teachingexpertise.com/articles/writing-reflective-learning-journal-642 (accessed 28/07/10 )Kelly Christey of Westlands School, Sittingbourne, describes the initial problems and subsequent benefits of keeping a journal. September 2011*Year 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPYear 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPBibliographyCottrell, S. (2003) The Study Skills handbook Basingstoke: Palgrave MacmillanFulwiler, T. (1987) (Ed.)The Journal Book Portsmouth NH: Boynton/Cook Holly, M.L. (1987) Keeping a Personal Professional Journal Deakin: University PressMoon, J. (1999) Learning Journals London: Kogan PageMoon, J. (2004) A Handbook of Reflective and Experiential Learning London: Routledge Falmer (available through the library online book service Dawsonera)Popp, M. S. (1997) Learning journals in the K-8 classroom : exploring ideas and information in the content areas Mahwah NJ: : L. Erlbaum Associates September 2011*Year 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPYear 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KPEnjoy Semester 1 and be reflective!September 2011*Year 1 Induction (Science) 2011 Reflective Journals 1 KP** ***********************

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