Adopt a Critically Reflective Stance

 

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In The Skillful Teacher, Stephen D. Brookfield emphasizes the importance of teaching that is contextually informed. He explains that this critical reflection is really identifying and questioning if in fact the content we are teaching is accurate and valid for the students.  In order to do so there are four lenses through which we can check the accuracy of our actions and assumptions. The first, students’ eyes, is perhaps obvious but there are three others that provide feedback: colleagues perceptions, educational literature, and our own personal autobiographies (p. 20).

Brookfield, S. (2006). The skillful teacher: On trust, technique and responsiveness in the classroom. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

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