EDU406 : Critical Thinking and reflective Practice

Course Overview

Course Synopsis

In this course you will get to know what Reflective Practice is, what a Reflective Teacher is; how Reflective Practice can be modeled what comprises a Critical Thinking Framework, what are the Frameworks for Reflection. What is a Framework for Personal and Professional Empowerment and how is it like becoming a Reflective Practitioner. Here is some more information about this subject and its assessment. Total Credit Hours = 3 Total Quizzes = 4 Total Assignments = 3 The grading scheme of this course is given under Quizzes (4) = 5 Marks Assignments (3) = 15 Marks Mid Term = 35 Marks Final Term = 45 Marks

Course Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will:

  • • be able to describe several models of Reflective Practice;
  • • be able to identify, describe and analyse a variety of Models of Reflective Practice as applied in a real setting;
  • • be able to identify, describe and analyse a model or framework of Reflective Practice most applicable to the school they are involved with;
  • • be able to develop an ability to reflect deeply and critically, to analyse experience and new information, and to enhance an understanding of critical thinking;
  • • be able to discuss different measures of Reflective Practice;
  • • be able to identify, describe and evaluate categories and examples of the typical measures currently used to assess performance in a school;
  • • be able to discuss the contribution of Critical Thinking theory to the process of teaching and learning for the Reflective Practitioner;
  • • be able to analyse and evaluate own performance from the perspective of ‘good practice’;
  • • be able to describe the components and characteristics of a Reflective Practitioner;
  • • be able to analyse the effectiveness, efficiency and acceptability of own application of models for Reflective Practice;
  • • be able to use the approach of reflection to integrate new insights with their current understanding of education issues.

Course Calendar

The Place of Reflective Practice in Teaching (Topics 1 to 6)1
Definitions and Types of Reflection (Topics 7 to 12)2
The Process of Reflection (Topics 13 to 18)3
Methods of Reflection (Topics 18 to 24)4
Foundation Models (Topics 25 to 30)5
Critical Models (Topics 31 to 36)6
From Theory to Practice (Topics 37 to 42)7
What is Critical Reflection (Topics 43 to 48)8
Critical Analysis(Topics 49 to 54)9
Quiz No. 1
Conceptual Learning (Topics 55 to 60)10
Reflective Writing (Topics 61 to 66)11
Developing Competence (Topics 67 to 72)12
Assignment No. 1
Reflecting Effectively (Topics 73 to 78)13
Features of Reflection (Topics 79 to 84)14
Understanding Self and Others (Topics 85 to 90)15
The Importance of Self Awareness (Topics 91 to 96)16
From Theory to Practice (Topics 97 to 102)17
Frames, Perception and Interpretations (Topics 103 to 108)18
Reframing for Resolving Difficult Controversies (Topics 109 to 114)19
Reframing for Strategic Creativity (Topics115 to 120)20
Reflective Teaching Practice: Criticality (Topics121 to 126)21
Ways of Knowledge Generation (Topics 127 to 132)22
Mid Term Exam
Theories, Knowledge and Practice (Topics 133 to 138)23
Reflecting and Connecting With Life-Long Learning (Topics 139 to 144)24
Reflective Practice and Socratic Method (Topics 145 to 150)25
The Practice of Reflection (Topics 151 to 156)26
Reflecting on Professional Roles (Topics 157 to 162)27
The Impact of Organizational Dynamics (Topics 163 to 168)28
Quiz No. 2
Models and Mentors (Topics169 to 174)29
Dialogic Process in Reflective Practice (Topics 175 to 180)30
Collaborative Observation and Feedback (Topics 181 to 188)31
Collaborative Observation and Feedback (Topics 189 to 196)32
Grounded Theory (Topics 197 to 202)33
Building Theory From and For Practice (Topics 203 to 208)34
Assignment No. 2
Action Research (Topics 209 to 215)35
Appreciative Inquiry (Topics 215 to 220)36
Extension to Dewey''s Work (Topics 221 to 226)37
Extension to Boud''s Representation (Topics 227 to 232)38
Extension to Gibbs'' Model (Topics 233 to 238)39
Extension to John''s Model for Structured Reflection (Topics 239 to 244)40
Extension to John''s Model for Structured Reflection (Topics 245 to 250)41
Taking Reflective Practice Forward (Topics 251 to 256)42
Higher Order Thinking for Unified Curriculum, Instruction and Learning (Topics 257 to 262)43
The Future of Reflective Practice (Topics 263 to 268)44
Final Term Exam
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