Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher / Edition 1by Stephen D. Brookfield, Jossey-Bass
Building on the insights of his highly acclaimed earlier work, The Skillful Teacher, Stephen D. Brookfield offers a very personal and accessible guide to how faculty at any level and across all disciplines can improve their teaching. Applying the principles of adult learning, Brookfield thoughtfully guides teachers through the processes of becoming critically… See more details below
Building on the insights of his highly acclaimed earlier work, The Skillful Teacher, Stephen D. Brookfield offers a very personal and accessible guide to how faculty at any level and across all disciplines can improve their teaching. Applying the principles of adult learning, Brookfield thoughtfully guides teachers through the processes of becoming critically reflective about teaching, confronting the contradictions involved in creating democratic classrooms and using critical reflection as a tool for ongoing personal and professional development.Using numerous examples, Brookfield describes what critical reflection is and why it is so important. He tells how teachers can reframe their teaching by viewing their practice through four distinctive lenses: their autobiographies as teachers and learners, their students' eyes, their colleagues' perceptions, and theoretical literature. He includes specific advice on using practical approaches to critical reflection such as teaching diaries, role model profiles, participant learning portfolios, structured critical conversation. the Critical Incident Classroom Questionnaire, the Good Practices Audit, and more. He explains how the literature of educational research and philosophy can be used as an aid to, rather than an inhibitor of, critical reflection. And he discusses how to create a campus culture that supports critically reflective teaching.
Table of Contents
What It Means to Be a Critically Reflective Teacher.
Becoming Critically Reflective: A Process of Learning and Change.
Learning to Know Ourselves: The Value of Autobiography.
Surprised by the Familiar: What Autobiographies Reveal.
Seeing Ourselves Through Our Students' Eyes.
Understanding Classroom Dynamics: The Critical Incident Questionnaire.
Holding Critical Conversations About Teaching.
Solving Problems Collaboratively: The Good Practices Audit.
Storming the Citadel: Reading Theory Critically.
Using the Literature of Critical Reflection.
Negotiating the Risks of Critical Reflection.
Creating a Culture of Reflection.
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