ERIC Number: EJ1076608
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Teaching and Learning Reflection in MPA Programs: Towards a Strategy
van der Meer, F. B.; Marks, P.
Teaching Public Administration, v31 n1 p42-54 Mar 2013
Reflection is an essential ingredient of academic education in Public Administration, both for an academic and a professional career. Making a distinction between reflectivity and reflexivity we identify 30 foci of reflection. The main question of the article is how these forms of reflection can be taught and learned in PA programs, especially in post-experience PA programs. To answer this question, we studied de program and interviewed the teaching staff op the post-experience MPA program at Erasmus University in Rotterdam to describe what is actually done in the to teach students reflection competences and to identify success and limitations of these efforts. We present our findings and describe how we, in consultation with the teaching staff, developed a number of feasible options for improvement. We discuss these options and present a strategy to actually get these implemented.
Descriptors: Public Administration Education, Masters Programs, Reflection, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Competence, Curriculum Design, Interviews, Educational Benefits, Expectation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands