Ash & Clayton (2004) and Minott (2009) both postulate that educators need to conduct research to make effective decisions about student learning and student achievement. In addition, teachers must be reflective about their practice to make appropriate changes and accommodations, especially for diverse student populations. Complete both parts of this assignment:
- Using the information you gathered from the articles, as well as applied knowledge from your own experiences; provide an analysis of the following questions: What does it mean to be a reflective practitioner? Why should teachers be reflective? How would you describe yourself in regard to being a reflective practitioner?
1. Ash, S. L., & Clayton, P. H. (2004). The articulated learning: An approach to guided reflection and assessment. Innovative Higher Education, 29 (2), 137-154. https://scholarworks.iupui.edu/bitstream/handle/1805/9644/The%20Articulated%20Learning%20-%20An%20Approach%20to%20Guided%20Reflection%20and%20Assessment%20-%20Ash%20and%20Clayton.pdf;sequence=1
- The above journal article discusses the need for reflection in teaching practices.
2. Minott, M. (2009). The role of reflection in the differentiated instructional process. College Quarterly, 12(1). http://collegequarterly.ca/2009-vol12-num01-winter/minott.html
- The above article addresses how teachers must become leaders in the school, and one way to do this is through applied research being done in the school.
1. Drill, K., Miller, S., & Behrstock-Sherratt, E. (2012, March). Teachers’ perspectives on education research. American Institutes for Research. https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1057457.pdf