Objectivizing Reflective Practice: A Qualitative Method (3)

The following table would allow the reflective practitioner to assemble his/her qualitative feedback data for analysis. 

The feedback of five students is presented alongside the tutor's self evaluation. One problem with this is definitional: the meaning of the six points of Gibb's reflective cycle (leftmost column) will vary between individual respondents and probably between teachers and learners just by dint of category and relative role. Nevertheless, similarities in responses, assuming they occur, will be enlightening. If a literature- or theory-based coding process is systematically undertaken, broader conceptual or theoretical issues could be revealed and the contributions of relevant researchers thereby brought to bear, which could facilitate the teacher's improvement activities.

 

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