This webinar, which is just over one hour long, was first broadcast by the Teaching Council in January 2019 and was jointly hosted with the Junior Cycle for Teachers (JCT). During the webinar the themes of reflective teaching and reflective learning were discussed by the panel members listed below. The discussion was chaired by the Teaching Council's Director, Tomás Ó Ruairc.
Dr Padraig Kirk, Director of Junior Cycle for Teachers
Professor (Emerita) Ruth Leitch, School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work, Queen's University, Belfast
Bernie Tobin, Deputy Principal at St. John the Evangelist National School, Lucan, Co. Dublin
Dr Conor Mellon, Seconded teacher currently working in the Teachers' Learning and Research section of the Teaching Council
Anita McDonald, Post-Primary teacher at Ballybay Community College, Ballybay, Co. Monaghan
00:00 – 00:03 Introductions
00:03 – 00:10 What is reflection and why is it important?
00:10 - 00:21 Carving out a space for reflection in the current climate
00:21 - 00:28 What should policy makers do to embed reflection in the system?
00:28 - 00:38 Collaborative reflection
00:38 - 00:43 Student voice in the context of Brookfield’s lenses
00:43 - 00:46 How do we create a nurturing space for reflection?
00:46 – 00:54 School cultures
00:54 -00:57 Are policy makers too slow to change?
00:57 – 01:01 One thing we can do to embed reflection in/for our practice
01:01 - 01:02 Closing remarks