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  2. • Reflection is: • • Self-awareness: thinking of yourself, your experiences and your view of the world • •Self-improvement: learning from experiences and wanting to improve some area of your life • •Empowerment: putting you in control of making changes and behaving in a different way INTRODUCTION
  3. •Reflective practice: Reflective practice is understood as the process of learning through and from experience towards gaining new insights of self and/or practice. REFLECTIVE PRACTICE
  4. Purposes of reflection Teacher’s self-reflection as a tool for self-knowledge Reflection for professional development Reflection to aid research on teaching Reflection to enhance student learning experience Reflection as a teaching and assessment tool (e.g. reflective journal)
  5. •Reflective practice is the act of thinking about our experiences in order to learn from them for the future. • Reflective practice is the ability to reflect on an action so as to engage in a process of continuous learning. •Akey rationale for reflective practice is that experience alone does not necessarily lead to learning; deliberate reflection on experience is essential. REFLECTIVE PRACTICE IN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  6. •Reflective practice is an important tool in practice-based professional learning settings where people learn from their own professional experiences, rather than from formal learning or knowledge transfer.
  7. •Reflective teaching, at a very general level involves ‘thinking about one’s teaching’. •Reflective teaching is a process where teachers think over their teaching practices, analyze how something was taught and how the practice might be improved or changed for better learning outcomes. •Some points of consideration in the reflection process might be what is currently being done, why it's being done and how well students are learning.
  8. • By collecting information about what goes on in their classroom, and by analyzing and evaluating this information, they identify and explore their own practices and underlying beliefs. This may then lead to changes and improvements in their teaching. • Reflective teaching is a beneficial process in teacher professional development, both for preservice and in-service teachers. • Reflective teaching is a significant element in student teachers’initial training programme. • Coaching and peer involvement are two aspects of reflective practices seen most often at the pre-service level.
  9. •The reflective practitioner seeks to integrate previously learned information with the present experience in order to achieve future results. • quest is enhanced through collaborative efforts with colleagues, other professionals and community resources. •The first step towards the process of reflection is to gather information about what happens in the class followed by analysis of the data.
  10. • Here are some different ways of doing this. 1.Reflective journal /diary 2. Collaborative learning 3. Recording Lessons 4. Teacher Educator’s Feedback 5. Peer Observation 6. Student Feedback
  11. ASSOCIATIONS FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCE TEACHER Some of the associations for physical science teacher are • All India science Association • Indian association of physics teachers • Delhi science teacher forum • Indian association of teacher educators • National Science teacher association • National association for research in science teaching
  12. CONCLUSION • Reflective practice is a tool for improving your learning both as a student and in relation to your work and life experiences. • Although it will take time to adopt the technique of reflective practice, it will ultimately save you time and energy.