Summer 2020 - EDUC 252 D100

Introduction to Reflective Practice (4)

Class Number: 4401

Delivery Method: Distance Education


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM



Provides opportunities for prospective educators to begin their development as reflective practitioners. Through readings, classroom activities and discussions, and interactions with students and practicing teachers, students will be exposed to various educational issues and questions. They will be given time to explore their own values and beliefs about education and teaching. Time may be spent observing in a selection of educational settings, and there may be opportunities to work with learners individually, and in small and large groups. Students enrolled in or with credit for EDUC 401, 402, 403 or holding a teaching certificate may not take this course for credit.


This course will be delivered remotely with students expected to be available during scheduled class time.  Please reserve original class time (8:30am - 12:30pm Tuesdays and Thursdays) for online interaction.

The purpose of this course is to critically explore the relationship between reflective theory and practice as a prospective educator and reflective practitioner. This course will aid students in understanding how concerns and questions are developing and interwoven in our educational practices. Through selected readings, classroom learning experiences, inquiry and dialogue, students will explore key theoretical conceptualizations of reflective practice and engage in selfreflection to better understand the beliefs, frameworks and narratives that shape our assumptions about teaching and learning.


This course provides learning opportunities for students to:

  • Explain key concepts and characteristics of reflective practice in education
  • Develop their own perspectives and sense of being a reflective educator
  • Demonstrate a developing understanding and capacity for engaging in reflective practices in education


  • Reading responses and dialogues 30%
  • Journal/critical reflections and narratives, online interaction 40%
  • Final Project and Presentation 30%


Each of the above elements will be described more thoroughly after the course commences.

There is no final examination for this course.



There is no required text for this course. The course reading materials will be posted online and developed throughout the semester in response to class members’ interests and experience. Students will be researching information through various sources and methods as part of their learning process.


A key resource for your reading can be found online through the SFU library:

Lyons, N. (Ed.) (2010). Handbook of reflection and reflective inquiry (electronic resource): Mapping a way of knowing for professional reflective inquiry. New York: Springer.
ISBN: 9780387857435

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.


Please note that all teaching at SFU in summer term 2020 will be conducted through remote methods. Enrollment in this course acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning ( or 778-782-3112) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.