Reflection On Being A Reflective Practitioner

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STUDENT’S NAME: Lauren Donawa

STUDENT ID #: 68262

DATE OF SUBMISSION: 10th October, 2014

COURSE TITLE: Becoming a Reflective Practitioner


TITLE: Assignment Two: Reflections on beliefs

NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Kathleen Robinson

Teaching and learning involves techniques that when applied in a positive and supportive environment caters for both the cognitive, emotional and social needs of students and the individual abilities are recognized and developed. Thus the techniques bring about productivity and success in the classroom. My participation in this course has reinforced my philosophies on teaching
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A healthy relationship between a teacher and student is integral to social and academic learning and it involves the acceptance of individual students by the teacher which demonstrates that the teacher values and respects the student. I strongly believe that if respect is given to students, students will give respect in return. As I reminisce back to primary school, there was a particular teacher who spoke to her students in a very degrading manner which made her irrevocably unapproachable and detested because we felt lesser by her lack of respect. Moreover, a teacher should demonstrate empathy and caring for students. I fondly remember my favourite teacher who was caring and nurturing. Her kind and caring attitude had a positive impact on …show more content…
Without feedback neither the student nor the teacher can improve because they will not know what they need to know or to what extent they are accomplishing their goals. According to Felder (2005) “the more thoroughly instructors understand the differences, the better chance they have of meeting the diverse needs of all their students ( 2014).” Thus students’ feedback aids in the teaching process and clarifies the content for the students. Furthermore it also gives the teacher insights into individual differences among students when it comes to teaching and learning.

The relations between teachers and students affect their chances of academic achievement and shape self-images. Hence effective teaching and learning strategies include the appreciation that all students can learn through the creation of a supportive environment coupled with respect, value and believe in one’s students and feedback as a key for gleaning insights into individual students. These teaching philosophies have reinforced my original beliefs that the classroom and teacher are important in the success of a student’s academic

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