Bolstering Your Teaching With a Reflective Teaching Practice

Concurrent Session 9
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Brief Abstract

Join us as we learn about the reflection process and how to add a reflective practice to your teaching practice. In this session, we will uncover the nuts and bolts of reflective teaching and practice writing short reflections weaved throughout the presentation to get you started on your reflective teaching journey.

Presenters

Over 20 years in adult education and curriculum development. Online learning is my modality and I partner with e-learning developers to implement best practices in instructional design and educational pedagogy for teaching and learning.
Kim is the Anderson Distinguished Professor and the Associate Director of the Interprofessional Academy of Educators at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She has been involved in sonography education at UNMC since 1991 and has served as the Director of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography education program since 1998. Kim is a Fellow in the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, currently serving on its board of directors, the SDMS Foundation and multiple committees. She is an active member of the Nebraska Society of Radiologic Technologists, the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences. She has authored more than 40 publications related to sonographic clinical practice and education and has presented at numerous state, national, and international conferences. Her research interests include open book testing, mindfulness in the classroom, and simulation in medical education.

Extended Abstract

Join us as we learn about the reflection process and how to add a reflective practice to your teaching practice. In this session, we will uncover the nuts and bolts of reflective teaching and practice writing short reflections weaved throughout the presentation to get you started on your reflective teaching journey. Reflective teaching means looking at what you do in the classroom, thinking about why you do it, and thinking about if it works- a process of self-observation and self-evaluation. Reflective practice helps you understand your role as a teacher by allowing you to examine your pedagogy, classroom practices, and strengths. Teaching reflections also identify areas to change, improve upon, or revise to include teaching methods and classroom management.

Technical, in and on action, deliberative personalistic, and critical reflection are the five types of reflection we will be discussing and sharing examples of how they are used in practice as well as what you need to complete the reflections and how to start your process for each type.

In addition to writing mini reflections during our session, mini polls are embedded into are presentation to ask questions, solicit comments, and more.