Focusing on Learning: Reflective Learners & Feedback by Rose Bard 

Sunday, August 10 2014 | 1:00 PM (Greenwich Standard Time)

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About the Class

Helping students learn requires more than a well planned class. Because no matter how much we want our learners to learn if they are not on board, very little may be achieved. Learning to learn is not about the number of strategies we teach either. So how can learners become more aware of the process of learning, set the goals and assess themselves? The presentation aims to discuss Learning to learn as a process mediated by the teacher.

(If you are working towards a Certificate & Professional Development Credit Hours from please answer all three discussion questions and do two tasks. Others are free to participate in the pre-session activities as they wish.)

1. What is reflective learning? Explain

2. Does reflective learning encourage learners to become autonomous and responsible for their own learning? Explain

3. What are some of the benefits of reflective learning? Give examples from your experience if possible.


1) Please complete this questionnaire on reflective practice:

2) Please look at this infographic & choose 3 points that you are ALREADY doing with your learners and share examples of how you approach it:

Also comment on one or two participants' response by asking at least one question that promotes further reflection.

3) Read one of these iTDi Blog posts by Rose Bard and leave a substantial comment at the bottom of the post you read.

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ROSE BARD has been teaching English in private language schools since 1998. A passion for teaching and learning led her to pursue a major in Pedagogy with emphasis on Early Childhood education. She has been working as an English educator for the past 5 years for SATC School.. She works in the language center department with all levels and ages. She loves learning from and with other teachers. She is also very interested in online professional development and the role of technology in order to enhance authorship and language learning through a process of dialog. Connect with Rose on Twitter @rosemerebard or in the forums. Ask Rose about her blog!

Language of instruction: English

Keywords: teacher training, communicative language teaching (clt), teaching tools


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718 days 16 hours 26 minutes ago

Charikleia Niouraki

1. Reflective learning is learning and understanding how you do it. You assess yourself and understand the process of learning.
2. Yes it does. When students understand how and why they learn and are able to evaluate themselves and their results they are better learners.
3. The students are more motivated because they understand whSee more

2892 days 14 hours 18 minutes ago

Queralt Comellas Angeles

1. Reflective learning enables a person to accept the responsibility for his/her own growth, and to understand how effort has a direct effect on self-development. It means knowing why you are learning, and what is in it for you.

2. Yes. I believe that when a person (in this case, students) understand that they are responsible for their learnSee more

2899 days 45 minutes ago

Queralt Comellas Angeles


I have created lessons free of grades, which really motivate the students. Last school year, I read Charlotte's web with my seventh grade students, and as a suplement to the classwork, they built a barn. The only condition they had to create their barn was to only spoeak English, while discussing the best ways to construct itSee more

2899 days 21 hours 19 minutes ago

Mamadou Dia Bodian

A reflective learning refers to the accent put on the thinking process when we want to know something new.

2917 days 12 hours 6 minutes ago

Charisse Gardner

1. What is reflective learning? Explain. Reflective learning is planning future experiences by learning from past experiences. For example, students produce a piece of writing, turns it in, receives a grade/feedback. He or she then looks at the piece and the feedback given....maybe the student contemplates how the writing could have been better. The studSee more

2919 days 3 hours 18 minutes ago

Rada Bjelic

1) Reflective learning is a way of allowing students to step back from their learning experience to help them develop critical thinking skills and improve on future performance by analysing their experience. It helps move the student from surface to deep learning, and it can include a range of activities, including self-review, peer review, and persoal develSee more

2920 days 8 hours 46 minutes ago

Svetlana Kandybovich

1. What is reflective learning? Explain
I see reflective learning as both the capacity to reflect in action, i.e. while learning something, and on action, i.e. having done it, and the process of doing so. I think we all do that instinctively in this or that way, yet to make it most beneficial it has to be developed as a skill and teachers or mentors shSee more

2920 days 18 hours 50 minutes ago

Grace Leatemia Lekahena

1. What is reflective learning? Explain
Reflective learning means you take responsibility for your own personal growth in learning and to see more values in learning and the reasons why learn.

2. Does reflective learning encourage learners to become autonomous and responsible for their own learning? Explain
Yes, of course. As I said in See more

2920 days 21 hours 1 minutes ago

Charisse Gardner

I don't see the quiz:)

2921 days 2 hours 21 minutes ago


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