Lee Hewes

is totes becoming a teacher…

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The Barking Seal Effect

For a recent university assignment we were asked to reflect upon our professional experience. We were asked to approach the task by formulating a critical incident (Tripp, 1993). A critical incident need not be a traumatic or dramatic event, in fact, critical incidents might initially be quite trivial, seemingly benign events. What makes such events critical is the teacher or practitioner’s critique of the event and how this critique informs and directs their approach to their practice in future.

What follows is my (currently developing) response to the task, and it’s quite long so I’ll shut up and post it. Continue reading