Fall 2017 - EDUC 352W D100

Building on Reflective Practice (4)

Class Number: 4358

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    SECB 1010, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    EDUC 252.



Building on the experience of EDUC 252, prospective educators will continue to develop their reflective practice. Various educational issues related to the caring for learners and the creation of learning communities will be explored. Students will spend time in educational settings exploring the importance of connected educational experiences for learners. Students with credit for EDUC 401 or holding a teaching certificate may not take this course for credit Writing.


As students and prospective teachers, we lead through our pedagogy and praxis in and outside the classroom, and as such, we will engage in self-reflection to better understand ourselves as prospective educators along with our values and beliefs about education and teaching. The purpose of this course is to further develop our own reflective practitioner skills and understandings, connect our own experiences to larger societal issues present in educational settings, and engage the intersections between research, theory, and practice as future educators. The goals of this course will be three-fold: knowledge acquisition, self-reflection, and application to practice.




a)  Further your understanding of various historical and emerging tenets of reflective practice b)  Gain an appreciation for and insight into the concepts of reflective skills and styles

c)  Engage with educational research related to the topics discussed in class


a)  To develop an awareness of your personal approaches to reflective practice.

b)  To share and contrast your reflective practices with colleagues through discussion, assessment, and case studies.

c)  To reflect on areas of strengths and weaknesses in your own reflective practice.

Application to practice:

a)  To construct a useful set of reflective practice skills to assist you in addressing complex issues.

b)  To develop and improve your ability to be a reflective practitioner in your own context.



  • In class and online participation in discussions and activities 20%
  • Individual portfolio (Reflective writing and guided writing activities) 50%
  • Learning Community Project 15%
  • Learning Community Presentation 15%


Your success in this class is important to me. If there are circumstances that may affect your performance in this class, please let me know as soon as possible so that we can work together to develop strategies for adapting assignments to meet both your needs and the requirements of the course.

All members of the University community share the responsibility for the academic standards and reputation of SFU. Academic honesty is a condition of continued membership in the university community. Please review the Policy at http://www.sfu.ca/policies/teaching/t10-02.htm

The instructor reserves the right to submit any assignments to a plagiarism detection software system. 



The course set of topics will be co-developed in our first day of class. From the set of topics identified in class, a reading list for these topics will also be co-developed by the students and the faculty member. 

All course readings will be listed through CANVAS (http://canvas.sfu.ca) and will be accessible online through the SFU Library or provided in class.


Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://students.sfu.ca/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html