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03/08 - Reflective Teaching Practice by Mind Map: 03/08 - Reflective Teaching Practice
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03/08 - Reflective Teaching Practice


Holly - Keeping a Professional Journal

Churchill et al - Teaching - Making a Difference

Brookefield - Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher

Becoming Critically Reflective

Used to monitor learning

Become critical of our learning

Identify strengths and gaps

Don't beat yourself up

Used to improve professional practice

Linking theory with practice

Critical Incidence

When something happens that changes your perspective on something

Reflective Journals


As long as you can go back and review it. You could come back 6 months down the track to review it because something has clicked.




Writing, Handwriting, Write on one side of the page, Computer, Insert relevant articles


Log, Statement of what happened

Diary, Giving statements with opinions

Journal, More detailed, Gives reasons, Looking at whys and hows, Be professional


You must look outside yourself to be critically reflective.

Autobiography, Your account of what happened

Students, Not Learning, Informal feedback, Exams and assessments, Feedback from students adds to your autobiography

Peers, Can ask peers to provide feedback

Literature, Informs teaching, Can be used to make decisions on what feedback to take onboard


What do I do?

What does this mean?

How did I come to be like this?

How might I do things differently?


A journal is YOUR reality

Never leave your journal lying around

JOURNAL - Reflective Teaching Practices