ERIC Number: ED434550
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
On Becoming an Innovative University Teacher: Reflection in Action.
This book is intended to be a practical guide to the encouragement of reflection in teaching and learning within the context of the British higher education system. The book emphasizes the use of questions for focus; the use of examples to answer the questions; more generalized discussions based on the examples; the use of ordinary language whenever possible; and presentations of "second thoughts," or different views of the topic under discussion. Chapters are: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "What Is Meant in Education by 'Reflecting'?"; (3) "What Does Reflection Have To Offer in Education?"; (4) "Is There a Methodology You Can and Should Follow?"; (5) "What Can You Do to Encourage Students to Reflect?"; (6) "What Is Involved for Students in Analytical Reflection?"; (7) "What Is Involved in Evaluative Reflection?"; (8) "How Can You Adapt Ideas from My Teaching, for Yours?"; (9) "How Should You Get Started?"; (10) "How Can Such Innovations Be Evaluated?"; and (11) "Where Should You Read about Other Work in This Field?". (Contains approximately 125 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: College Instruction, Educational Innovation, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Reflective Teaching, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Society for Research into Higher Education, Ltd., London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom