I was assigned to a private school here in the Cayman Islands for my teaching practice and my class consisted of a group of ten individuals seven of them boys and three girls. The importance of using reflective practice when working with refugees, asylum seekers and survivors of torture within IAPT - Volume 12 - Michelle Brooks Skip to main content Accessibility help We use cookies to distinguish you from other users and to provide you with a better experience on our websites. It helps to connect our cognitive, logical thinking with how we feel and how we act, so learning becomes about the whole of who we are and not just a split-off part. Before, the topic was highlighted in particular by Dewey (1933), who distinguished ‘reflective … Reflective writing is a key vehicle for strengthening your Learning Power. If you have been through any kind of teacher training then you’ll have heard of “Reflective Practice.” encouraging reflective practice, there are clearly different modes of action research, which according to purpose will have different kinds of benefits, signal the kinds of teaching practices which are encouraged or discouraged by policy makers and, more importantly, define the meaning of professionalism. My ten weeks of teaching practice was a period of tremendous growth for me both personally and as an educator.

Reflective Practice in the context of teaching ESOL Reflective practice engages practitioners in a continuous cycle of self-observation and self-evaluation in order to understand their own actions and the reactions they prompt in themselves and in learners (Brookfield, 1995; Thiel, 1999). Reflective practice has an allure that is seductive in nature because it rings true for most people as something useful and informing. The Role of Reflective Practice in Reflective Practice in the Early years. Reflective Teaching Practice “We do not learn from experience… we learn from reflecting on experience.” “While we cannot learn or be taught to think, we do have to learn to think well, especially acquire the general habit of reflection” 2 Theory and practice in teacher education 2.1 Introduction Over the last decades, the problem of theory versus practice in teacher education has increasingly become of interest.