Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, Fourth International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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A Reflection on Teaching Practice: A Level 9 Microteaching Application
Angela Wright

Last modified: 10-05-2018

Abstract


I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand, (Asian Proverb).

The context of this research is the examinination of teaching practice through the lens of ‘microteaching’, thus affording the opportunity to reflect on and evaluate one’s personal delivery with the view to instigating better actions for practice in the future.  This study specifically contributes to a novel critical enhancement of level 9 teaching delivery where the cohort are adult learners.  The focus of this evaluation on current practices is to establish where improvements could be made to teaching delivery through the direct scrutiny of peers.  Reflection on the feedback and on the sessions was reviewed and recommendations were embraced and operationalised.

The empirical data was gathered through three peer review microteaching sessions that were recorded and where feedback was given after each session.  The microteaching was repeated once a month over a 3-month interval process.  Feedback from the sessions was analysed and recommendations for practice were developed.  These recommendations will be considered, and relevant resultant changes will be made to improve future practice at level 9.  It is envisaged that the findings of this research will better inform the author, the academic plan, and the faculty for future teaching practice.

Keywords: Microteaching, Instructor Evaluation, Reflection.


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