Learning to know ourselves

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Learning To Know OurselvesThrough Self-reflectionByDr. Deryck D. Pattron, Ph.D. : 

Dr. Deryck D. Pattron, Ph.D. 1 Learning To Know OurselvesThrough Self-reflectionByDr. Deryck D. Pattron, Ph.D.

Rationale : 

Dr. Deryck D. Pattron, Ph.D. 2 Rationale Teaching is influenced by formative memories and experiences Teaching strategy depends to a great extent on how we are taught Autobiography-a resource base of memories and experiences over time, provides an ideal tool for critical reflection and discovery

Three Autobiographical Learning Lenses : 

Dr. Deryck D. Pattron, Ph.D. 3 Three Autobiographical Learning Lenses Graduate study Our self image as a learner can be confirmed, challenged or destroyed Keeping a learning journal of experiences can provide some insights into our own teaching that can be tapped into

Three Autobiographical Learning Lenses Cont’d : 

Dr. Deryck D. Pattron, Ph.D. 4 Three Autobiographical Learning Lenses Cont’d 2. Professional Development Workshop Provide useful information Provide possible solutions to current problems A sense of purpose Provide an avenue for critical reflection

Three Autobiographical Learning Lenses Cont’d : 

Dr. Deryck D. Pattron, Ph.D. 5 Three Autobiographical Learning Lenses Cont’d 3. Academic Conferences Learning episodes Engages or repels our intellects and emotions Encourages self-reflection

Using Autobiographical Experiences to Challenge Assumptions About Good Teaching : 

Dr. Deryck D. Pattron, Ph.D. 6 Using Autobiographical Experiences to Challenge Assumptions About Good Teaching Removing learners from their comfort zones can and provide new opportunities for self development Self-directed learning can be encouraged using autobiographical data Deep insights into learning and teaching can be found

Practical Application of Learning Autobiographies for Faculty Development : 

Dr. Deryck D. Pattron, Ph.D. 7 Practical Application of Learning Autobiographies for Faculty Development Teachers’ own experience as learners Encourage them to learn something new and difficult Ask them to analyze carefully Create a process where they can talk with each other about their implications of their experiences ELICIT=Experimental learning to improve classroom inquiry and teaching

References : 

Dr. Deryck D. Pattron, Ph.D. 8 References Brookfield, S. (1995). Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher. San Franciso: Jossey: Bass. Pattron, D. (2008). Student Centered Learning. Manitoba: Jayde Online Network. Pattron, D. (2008). Approaches for Better Understanding of Diverse Cultural Backgrounds in the Classroom. Manitoba: Jayde Online Network.

The End : 

Dr. Deryck D. Pattron, Ph.D. 9 The End Thank You Dr. Deryck D. Pattron, Ph.D. Public Health Scientist & Consultant Trinidad, West Indies

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