Opportunities, Challenges, Tools and Helpful Relations: Development of a Model of How to Foster Reflections in Higher Education

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Abstract

This paper presents a model which can be used to help teachers to design pedagogical opportunities for meaningful reflections in higher education. Within the PBL Future initiative of Aalborg University, we worked with a group of students from different study programmes and levels. In a three-semester long process these students engaged in a series of reflective activities aimed at helping them become more aware of their professional competence developments. In an iterative process we analysed their reactions to and interactions with a set of given reflective tasks (both face-to-face and online), and with the research team. We summarise our insights into the complex dynamics of reflective processes in a model which conceptualises reflections as taking place as interplay between opportunities, challenges, tools and helpful relations, and with inspiration from the outside world.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education
Volume9
Issue number1 Special Issue
Number of pages23
ISSN2246-0918
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2021

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Special Issue: Exploring the near-future or next practice of PBL

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