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ERIC Number: EJ1124883
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1047-6210
Cultivating Critical Reflection: Educators Making Sense and Meaning of Professional Identity and Relational Dynamics in Complex Practice
Morgan, Ann
Teaching Education, v28 n1 p41-55 2017
Critical reflection underpins socially just and inclusive practices that are distinguishing features of democratic learning communities. Critical reflection supports educators' interrogation of the underlying assumptions, intentions, values and beliefs that shape their worldview and sociocultural standpoint. Dominant sociocultural norms unwittingly shape the worldview and sociocultural standpoint of educators, which in turn, can contribute to systemic barriers to educational achievement for disenfranchised youth. This paper draws on doctoral research and professional practice with educators in a network of non-traditional flexi schools. The context of flexi schools influences educator identity and development. Much research has highlighted the significance of relational pedagogy as a feature of best practice. However, educators' engagement with critical reflection to enhance the relational dynamics within the learning community requires further research.
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Language: English
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