Brookfield[16, 21] presents four lenses through which critically reflective practice in teaching can be investigated oldlandused this model to reflect on her professional development as a. Powerful techniques teaching stephen brookfield is wrote by stephen d brookfield release on 2013-03-11 by jossey-bass, this book has 304 page count that enfold important information with easy reading structure. Stephen brookfield (born 1949 in liverpool, england) is an internationally acclaimed scholar in adult education who holds the john ireland endowed chair at the university of st thomas in minneapolis-st paul, minnesota. In becoming a critically reflective teacher, stephen brookfield wrote the critically reflective process happens when teachers discover and examine their assumptions by viewing a practice through four distinct, thorough interconnecting lenses. Lenses model of stephen brookfield, an adult education expert, will be used for critical reflection, and how librarians can apply each of the lenses to their teaching will be described furthermore.
Good teaching cannot be reduced to technique: good teaching comes from the identity and integrity of the teacher ~ parker palmer best practices for using critical reflection to improve your teaching. It is hoped that you find all of these examples useful and that you feel motivated to read further about the brookfield four critical lenses you may wish to adapt the model or even create your own we also hope that you will add your own examples to the wiki. Quotes from brookfield on the four lenses stages are also addressed in brookfield's four critical lenses, described below (brookfield, relationship to belief systems, teaching for critical thinking brookfield.
Primary excellence teaching school breakdown of resources by subject area please note that the following information was provided by the teaching school and was correct at the time of publishing on 31st january 2016. Adult education scholar stephen brookfield proposed that critically reflective practitioners constantly research their assumptions by seeing practice through four complementary lenses: the lens of their autobiography as learners of reflective practice, the lens of other learners' eyes, the lens of colleagues' experiences, and the lens of. Transcript of 1autobiographical lens - foundation of critical reflection looking at literature allows us to gain knowledge and look at something from a different point of view other than your own although many researchers have suggested that summative assessment is a poor way of recording pupils. To adopt brookfield's four critical lenses in your reflective practice brookfield (1995) suggests we can look at a situation from our own viewpoint, from our colleagues' viewpoints, from those of students, and also from perspectives derived from theoretical literature.
Anonymity of submissions which brookfield and preskill see as fundamental to success see over for brookfield's five questions and an example of how you could present the questionnaire. Building on the insights of his highly acclaimed earlier work, the skillful teacher, stephen d brookfield offers a very personal and accessible guide to how faculty at any level and across all disciplines can improve their teaching. Extracts from: using the lenses of critically reflective teaching in the community college classroom stephen d brookfield brookfield's four lenses: becoming a critically reflective teacher arts teaching & learning network faculty of arts prepared by ben miller for the faculty of arts teaching and learning committee, the university of sydney. In his book becoming a critically reflective teacher (1995) stephen brookfield puts forward the theory that we use four lenses thorugh which we can look at and reflect critically on our.
To do this i would need to do more than simply describe the event - i would need to critically analyse it, looking at it from a number of different perspectives - my own, those of the learners involved, my colleagues and the literature - as suggested by stephen brookfield's four lenses. The basis for this reflective model is the consideration of a situation from different vantage points once you have experienced a situation, which you need to learn from, you need to take a step back and consider this situation through what brookfield calls lenses: the autobiographical lens, the students' view, the colleagues' view and the theoretical lens. To this end, brookfield proposes four lenses that can be engaged by teachers in a process of critical reflection: (1) the autobiographical, (2) the students' eyes, (3) our colleagues' experiences, and (4) theoretical literature. Reflection on teaching session for brookes flst course 2016, implementing brookfield's four lenses, and gibbs' and kolb's learning cycles.
Stephen d brookfield is the john ireland endowed chair at the university of st thomas in minneapolis, minnesota for more than 45 years, he has taught in england, canada, australia, and the united states. Brookfield (1995) suggests that we employ four critical lenses through which to view and reflect upon our practice these are: our own view (which he refers to as autobiography . Developing critical thinkers mankato state university february 28th, 2007 stephen brookfield four lenses on practice 5 traditions 6.
Help us improve our author pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography. New interview with stephen brookfield from ola media project: documenting adult learning events with audio and video teaching and the adult student. Stephen d brookfield community college teachers to discover and research the assumptions they make about teaching and learning by using the four lenses.