The changing dynamics of the education sector have made teaching a more challenging job now, more than ever. It requires teachers to constantly evolve and modify their teaching approaches to make learning easier and sustainable for students. This is where the concept of reflective teaching comes into play as it helps a teacher to learn and improve with each successive lesson.
Reflective Teaching is a process in which teachers examine teaching practices, and the overall effectiveness of their delivery and assessment approaches. It involves reviewing their personal teaching beliefs and using reflective practices to analyze and deliver information with the ultimate goal of generating feedback. It allows teachers to evaluate and improve their teaching practices on the basis of self-assessment, observations, and feedback. Thus, it not only improves teaching methodologies but also benefits students in multiple ways as what and how they are taught keeps improving.
This five-week course will provide participants with practical training to incorporate reflection in, on and for action as well as help them promote a positive learning environment and develop a repertoire of relevant and context-specific strategies and techniques. They will have a chance to explore different tools and models of reflective teaching, including Gibbs’ model, Kolb’s model, and many others.
After completing this course, participants should be able to:
- Apply the different reflective teaching tools and models
- Practically apply Reflection ‘for’, ‘in’, ‘on’ and ‘within’ actions
- Analyse and differentiate between the five different levels at which reflection can take place during teaching
- Use reflection to support own professional development by exploring activities that reflect on their strengths, weaknesses, and teaching skills
Mode of Delivery
All educators in Ras Al Khaimah and the United Arab Emirates