Reflecting on reflection: How educators experience the opportunity to talk about supporting student reflection

Jennifer A. Turns, Brook Sattler, Lauren D. Thomas, Cynthia J. Atman, Richard Brown Bankhead, Adam R. Carberry, Kristine R. Csavina, Patrick Cunningham, Douglas Karl Faust, Trevor Scott Harding, Ken Yasuhara

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Abstract

To explore the general question of ways to help educators become more reflective, this paper focuses on the proposition that one way to help educators be more reflective is to give them an opportunity to discuss (or be interviewed about) an activity they do with students. To address this proposition, we use a "multiple perspectives methodology" featuring essays from seven educators about their experiences of being interviewed about a reflection activity they have done with students. The educators' essays suggest that the interviews were experienced as (1) a reflection opportunity, (2) a chance to reflect on the activity that was the focus of the interview, (3) a chance to reflect on reflection as an educational activity, and (4) a chance to bridge reflection and other points of personal interest. The results presented in this paper provide a basis for suggesting that interviewing educators about activities they use with students is a promising way to support educator reflection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
Volume122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Making Value for Society
Issue number122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Making Value for...
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Event2015 122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition - Seattle, United States
Duration: Jun 14 2015Jun 17 2015

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    Turns, J. A., Sattler, B., Thomas, L. D., Atman, C. J., Bankhead, R. B., Carberry, A. R., Csavina, K. R., Cunningham, P., Faust, D. K., Harding, T. S., & Yasuhara, K. (2015). Reflecting on reflection: How educators experience the opportunity to talk about supporting student reflection. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Making Value for Society(122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Making Value for...).