Education: Reflective writing

What is reflective writing in the context of Education?

Reflection is something that professional educators do several times a day. By doing so, the educator enhances their teaching practice by reflecting on what part of their teaching went well, what could have gone better, and how to improve next time.

Reflective writing generally contains elements of description, analysis and outcomes or action. If you include each of these components in your reflective writing, you will see connections between your experiences, learning, and theories more clearly. Reflective writing in the Education faculty therefore effectively allows you to bridge what you study, what you observe, what you do when teaching and what you learn from your experiences in order to become a better educator over time.