“Exploring the research findings using reflective pedagogical conversation” (Area 2)

Alison Prowle and Jackie Musgrave (IoE)

This presentation will share the findings of an Action Research project aimed at an evaluation of problem based learning to enhance students’ engagement with integrated professional working. As an on-going development of the original research, we consider how using a ‘reflective pedagogical conversation’ as a means of evaluating teaching and learning and sharing practice. The presentation is underpinned by reflective practice theory and in particular draws upon the use of reflective lenses (Brookfield, 1995) to help understand and communicate the outcomes from the research project. Moreover, the content of the presentation draws upon professional and management theory related to integrated professional practice. The ethical issue of reflecting the student voice within the research is explored. We conclude that reflective pedagogical conversations can enhance reflection on teaching and learning and act as a useful vehicle for sharing practice within academic and professional communities of practice.

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