pgce self and identity
On you mark. Get set. GODeep reflection and reflecivity for development involve: Willingness to stay with uncertainty. unpredictability, questioning.
What does it mean to be critically reflective?Brookfield (1995) suggests that we employ four “critical lenses” through which to view and reflect upon our practice. These are:
our own view (which he refers to as autobiography);
that of our students;
that of our fellow professionals;
and the various theoretical perspectives propounded in educational literature. Peters (1991, pp. 91-95) describes a process called DATA that consists of four steps:
Placement-seeing myself as a teacher
-my identy as a teacher
Learning by doing
Risks of critical developmentImposter syndrome
communityFor Etienne Wenger, learning is central to human identity. A primary focus of Wenger’s work is on learning as social participation – the individual as an active participant in the practices of social communities, and in the construction of his/her identity through these communities. From this understanding develops the concept of the community of practice: a group of individuals participating in communal activity, and experiencing/continuously creating their shared identity
critical incidentbackground of the incident and learning points
Finish line in sightI'm on the home strecth baby!
referencespeters, J. (1991) "Strategies for Reflective Practice" Professional Development for Educators of Adults. New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education. no.51 ed. Brockett, R. San Francisco. Jossey-Bass Brookfield, S. (1995) Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher. San Francisco: Jossey Bass Gibbs, G. (1988) Learning by Doing: A guide to Teaching and Learning Methods. Oxford: Further Education Unit, Oxford Polytechnic. Lave, J. & Wenger E. (1991). Situated Learning: Legitimate Periphera