How students think: critical reflection in studies of professional development at universities

Author/s Eva Cendon, Agnes Turner
Publishing Year 2015 Issue 2015/1 Language English
Pages 18 P. 33-50 File size 118 KB
DOI 10.3280/ERP2015-001003
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In this contribution, the authors focus on professionals who return to university to study and develop their reflective attitude. Using the concept of the reflective act of thought by John Dewey, one of the founding fathers of experiential education, as a point of reference, the authors analyze students’ reflective thinking based on descriptions of their working practice at the outset of university studies, and question to what extent the five steps of the reflective act of thought can be found. The authors critically discuss the results and formulate implications for the further development of studies of professional development at universities. Finally, they address various ways in which teachers can advance students’ critical reflection

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Eva Cendon, Agnes Turner, How students think: critical reflection in studies of professional development at universities in "EDUCATIONAL REFLECTIVE PRACTICES" 1/2015, pp 33-50, DOI: 10.3280/ERP2015-001003