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13 March 2021
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Saturday, March 13 • 10:20am - 11:20am
Reflection in the round: learning goals lost in translation

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Reflection in the round: learning goals lost in translation
(Secondary and pre-university) Interactive presentation

This talk/workshop explores the notion of 'reflection', so often included in benchmarks of effective learning, and considers how this learning goal is perceived by students themselves. In exploring their view of this term, as they receive it in feedback or see it in assessment criteria, we look at what is and is not 'lost in translation', and ask whether our expectations regarding reflection’ are really transparent. More importantly, I will draw on my own dialogues with educators across disciplines, and ask whether we ourselves are in agreement as to what we mean, both within and across subject disciplines.

The content of the workshop is exemplified in Williams, K., Wooliams, M. and Spiro, J. (2020) (2nd edition) Reflective Writing Palgrave Macmillan

Dear Reflection in the Round participants
I am delighted you have signed up for the workshop on Saturday, Reflection in the Round and welcome you to this conversation.  We will be discussing what teachers mean by reflection and how this affects the way reflection is taught and interpreted by students. It would be very helpful if you bring to the session your ideas in answer to the question: when I ask my students tp be reflective, what do I mean?  What does reflectiveness actually look like, in  students' work?
I look forward to taking these questions further with you on Saturday and wish you well in the meanwhile   sending best wishes.  Jane Spiro 

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Jane Spiro

Professor of Education and TESOL, Oxford Brookes University
I am currently Professor of Education and TESOL at Oxford Brookes University in the UK, and began my career as a teacher of English as an Additional Language in an inner city London primary school, then in a further education college in the UK, before running British Council development... Read More →

Saturday March 13, 2021 10:20am - 11:20am CET
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