A model for reflection in the pedagogic field of higher education

Ryan, Mary & Ryan, Michael (2015) A model for reflection in the pedagogic field of higher education. In Ryan, Mary Elizabeth (Ed.) Teaching Reflective Learning in Higher Education : A Systematic Approach Using Pedagogic Patterns. Springer, Chum, Switzerland, pp. 15-27.

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Abstract

This chapter provides an introduction to the use of pedagogical patterns in capturing and sharing educational design experience. In higher education, helping students to learn to engage in productive reflection presents a complex set of challenges. Delicate balances must be found: too little structure and support for students’ reflective work can leave them floundering; too much, and some will remain dependent. Moreover, this is a dynamic teaching problem – scaffolding needs to be adjusted as students develop confidence and capability, which they will do at different rates. The model presented in this chapter embraces the three main elements that teachers can legitimately design, or help set in place, to support their students’ reflective activity: good tasks, the right tools, and appropriate divisions of labour. It delineates a complex, shifting architecture of tasks, tools and people, activities and outcomes associated with reflective learning. It shows how the designable elements of this complex mix can be described in patterns and pattern languages, which then become design resources for teachers’ own action, reflection and professional development.

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ID Code: 81190
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Reflection in higher education, Pedagogy in higher education, Reflective model, TARL model, HERN
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-09271-3_2
ISBN: 9783319092706
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Springer International Publishing Switzerland
Deposited On: 23 Jan 2015 01:07
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 13:12

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