Cultivating Relfective Practice
Thomas S. C. Farrell [+]
This chapter outlines and discusses how reflective practice can be cultivated individually and within a school or institution so that it can move from its customary place in many institutions as a mandatory ritual to a more meaningful developmental and collaborative process for teachers, and administrators. The power of reflective practice will be more powerful if it is more collegial and if everyone sees its benefits and an integral part of organizational life in such educational settings. The chapter begins though by suggesting that before we can encourage a culture of reflection in the school, we must first cultivate a reflective disposition in individual teachers within the school.