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A reflective model for action research: An evolving pedagogical trajectory


Satariyan, A and Reynolds, B, A reflective model for action research: An evolving pedagogical trajectory, What is Next in Educational Research?, Sense Publishers, S Fan, J Fielding-Wells (ed), The Netherlands, pp. 21-28. ISBN 9789463005227 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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One of the most important trends in education in past decades is the notion of reflective practice. This type of pedagogical practice, which is largely based on the influential approach proposed by Donald Schon ( 1983, 1987), focuses attention on the forms of knowledge that practitioners use in problem-solving and decision-making. This further highlights the role of reflection in the process of making sense of personal and professional experiences. Schon's (1987) work emphasises two main processes: reflection in action and reflection on action. Reflection in action refers to the making of decisions guided by tacit knowledge that occurs in the midst of acting. In contrast, reflection on action denotes the kind of reflection that occurs after the action. thus it is retrospective in nature. More recently. other scholars {e.g .. Eraut, 1995; Moon, 1999) have underscored the importance of reflection for action, which embraces future courses of action. This prospective type of reflection, along with alternative names for the concepts of reflection (i.e. about, on, in. after, and for) and. their relationship to the process of identity construction in the action research cycle, constitutes the focus of this chapter.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:action research, reflection, teaching English, TEFL, curriculum development
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:English and literacy curriculum and pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Pedagogy
UTAS Author:Satariyan, A (Mr Adnan Satariyan)
UTAS Author:Reynolds, B (Dr Bronwyn Reynolds)
ID Code:110847
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Seafaring and Maritime Operations
Deposited On:2016-08-17
Last Modified:2018-05-10

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