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Heutagogy: Spirals of reflection to empower learners in higher education

Canning, Natalie and Callan, Sue (2010). Heutagogy: Spirals of reflection to empower learners in higher education. Reflective Practice, 11(1) pp. 71–82.

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This paper is informed by narrative research undertaken as part of continuous reflection on our individual practice. It is based on student responses to experience of study and professional development as part of collaborative reviews and discussion forums. This is informal research, based on qualitative approaches. The paper considers how students are facilitated to take control of their own learning and engage in reflective practice through a paradigm of heutagogy, which explores the processes involved as student's start to engage in self-directed study. As course programme leaders it is necessary alongside this that we enable course teams to become conscious of the processes of reflection and to be critical of their own practice, values and attitudes towards learners. This collaborative paper therefore represents a spiral of reflection on our experiences, as we explore the implementation of theory and practice - in terms of reflection on learning and teaching.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2010 Routledge
ISSN: 1462-3943
Keywords: heutagogy; spirals of reflection; early years practice; transformative learning; emotional literacy; foundation degrees;
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Education Futures
Item ID: 20268
Depositing User: Users 9543 not found.
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2010 16:53
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 10:34
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