Students make explicit links between research, theory, and practice, reflecting on how their learning experiences continue to influence their practice.
EDUC 495 Thought in Action
- Personal learning theories, beliefs, values
- What are these
- How are they developed
- What are yours? Have they changed/developed, and why/why not?
reflection and reflexivity
- Defining critical reflection and reflexivity
- Exploring the benefits of critical reflection and reflexivity
- Graduate attributes and Practicing Teacher Criteria
(putting critical reflection and reflexivity into practice)
- The content and relevance of these
- The degree to which they have been evidenced in the programme/s to date
- Identifying areas that can be improved/addressed further
- Developing a plan to address these
|Paper title||Thought in Action|
|Points||20 points 20 points|
|Teaching period(s)||First Semester, Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,120.06|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,439.89|
- Pre or Corequisite
- EDUC 591 or EDUC 592
- Limited to
- Limited to: MedLn
- Teaching staff
To be confirmed
Students will be expected to access required readings via the library and the Internet and to source their own relevant readings.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy,
Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
By the end of this paper, students will be able to:
- Clearly articulate their personal learning theories and teaching philosophy, informed by significant moments of learning throughout their study.
- Present evidence of reflexive and adaptive practice, and identify implications for future practice, based on what they have learned from their study.
- Make research-informed arguments for their teaching and learning beliefs and actions.
- Document what they have learned throughout their study, and how they have applied it, in terms of their chosen criteria (graduate attributes and, if relevant, standards for the teaching profession).