Summer 2019 - EDUC 352W D100

Building on Reflective Practice (4)

Class Number: 4130

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    SUR 3280, Surrey

  • 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 selfreflection 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.


  • Further your understanding of various historical and emerging tenets of reflective practice
  • Gain an appreciation for and insight into the concepts of reflective skills and styles
  • Engage with educational research related to the topics discussed in class

  • To develop an awareness of your personal approaches to reflective practice
  • To share and contrast your reflective practices with colleagues through discussion, assessment, and case studies
  • To reflect on areas of strengths and weaknesses in your own reflective practice

Application to practice:
  • To construct a useful set of reflective practice skills to assist you in addressing complex issues
  • To develop and improve your ability to be a reflective practitioner in your own context


  • In-Class and Online Participation 20%
  • Individual Portfolio - Reflective Narrative Writing & In-Class Activities 50%
  • Learning Community Project and Presentation 30%


  • There is no final exam for this course
  • Incompletes will be given only under extraordinary circumstances that are beyond the student's control and may result in a lower grade


Attendance is mandatory given the extensive time we spend in class working on course content and writing activites (e.g., in-class writing activities, peerfeedback, individual reflections, and team work), all of which are considered in your final grade.

Coming to class on time is also expected to respect the learning of your peers; tardiness or unexplained absence from class will be considered in your final grade.



As a class we will be co-constructing the curriculum of EDUC 352W. Together we will decide the topics we are interested in learning more about, and the instructor will provide related readings, videos, and podcasts (or other learning materials) based on those topics.

All course readings will be listed through CANVAS ( and will be accessible online (and free) through the SFU Library or provided in class.


To be provided on CANVAS under EXTRA RESOURCES

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site 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.