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ERIC Number: EJ1004195
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1074-4762
Opening to Possibility: Reflectivity and Reflexivity in Our Teaching
Wilhelm, Jeff, Ed.
Voices from the Middle, v20 n3 p57-59 Mar 2013
This commentary explores how teachers can create a culture of tolerance by promoting reflectivity and reflexivity, and considers classroom processes and activities for doing so. "Reflectivity" is considered to be the use of personal values, experiences, and habits to make meaning and is a central tenet of inquiry approaches: to build understanding, we must first activate prior reflections, then confront and build on prior experiences and knowledge. But also essential is "reflexivity"--the privileging of the perspective, history, and values of others.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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