Reflective Learning, Reflective Teaching

  • Yasser El Miedany


Reflection is an active and aware process that can occur anytime and anywhere. It functions to help us, or our students, to recapture, relive, make sense of, think about, contextualize and evaluate an experience in order to make decisions and choices about what we have experienced, how we have experienced and what we will or will not do next. Engaging in self-reflection should involve a move from this semiconscious, informal approach to a more explicit, intentional formal approach. At the educational level, formal reflection draws on research and theory and provides guidance as well as frameworks for practice, which enables the teacher to learn from and potentially enhance their career (and consequently their awareness of the reflection process) which can be applied to any aspect of teaching. This chapter will discuss the art and science of reflection, characters of reflective learning, reflecting on one’s own practice, reflective teaching and how to become a reflective learner.


Reflection Science of reflection Art of reflection Reflection types Reflection framework Reflection methods Learning needs 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yasser El Miedany
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.King’s College London, Darent Valley HospitalDartfordUK
  2. 2.Rheumatology and RehabilitationAin Shams UniversityCairoEgypt

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