Reflection and Criticism
25 June 2013 at the University of Derby
Centre for Educational Research is pleased to announce the fourth
annual ‘professionalism’ conference sponsored by the Standing
Committee for the Education and Training of Teachers (SCETT)
Stephen D. Brookfield
Reflections on Reflective Practice
practitioners would probably say they support the goal of helping
colleagues to think and act more critically and more reflectively.
Rare indeed are those practitioners who would want to be identified
as working in an uncritical or unreflective way. But what
acting critically looks like varies considerably depending on your
politics, identity and the intellectual traditions you take most
seriously. In this interactive session Stephen Brookfield will
take a critical theory perspective on what critical reflection looks
like, and will link it to radical, activist traditions”.
beginning his teaching career in 1970, Stephen has worked in England,
Canada, Australia, and the United States, teaching in a variety of
college settings. He has written fifteen books on adult learning,
teaching, critical thinking, discussion methods and critical theory.
Among his publications is the influential book Becoming
A Critically Reflective Teacher
which is one of six of his works that have won the Cyril
O. Houle World Award for Literature in Adult Education (in
1986, 1989, 1996, 2005, 2011 and 2012). He also won the 1986 Imogene
Okes Award for Outstanding Research in Adult Education.
His work has been translated into German, Korean, Finnish, Chinese,
Japanese, and Polish.
his personal web site here.
External conference fees are £20 or £10 concessions
(this includes SCETT Members, collaborative partners, retired persons and external students.)
Tickets can be purchased here
Registration and light lunch
(The Atrium, University of Derby, Kedleston Road Campus)
Welcome by Chris Warren, Acting Dean of Education, Health and Sciences
Stephen D. Brookfield
Reflections on Reflective Practice’
(Lecture Theatre - OL2)
1. Critical Reflection in the Lifelong Learning Sector – led
by Pete Scales - Author of Teaching
in the Lifelong Learning Sector
(Routledge 2012) .
2. Critical Incident Questionnaire Blog - A Special Presentation by Paul Smith from Brooksby Melton
3. Presentations from Professional Doctorate (EdD) students,
facilitated by Dr Val Poultney.
4. Critical Reflection in Teacher Education: staff and student
by Alison Hardman and Rupert Knight.
Tea and Coffee
Too Much Reflection Today?
panel debate between Professor Stephen Brookfield, Professor Tom
Burkard, Brian Cookson (NASUWT/SCETT) and Professor Dennis Hayes.
by Toby Marshal