14 September 2022 | 13:30 - 14:00 | Reflective Teaching: Is It a Solution for Improving Teaching Quality?
Education is not about transferring knowledge to students, but it must allow them to grow and develop their skills. Therefore, education is supposed to consist of values provoking learners to understand ‘how to think, what to think and why we think’ (Kolb, 2015). In fulfilling this, reflective teaching can be a choice for teachers because they can be more critical of their ways in taking teaching approaches to achieve educational aims for instance. Teacher is also responsible for educational process in every aspect of learning such as instructional method, curriculum, or materials. Therefore, teachers are supposed to do reflection to promote better quality in their teaching. In his book, Dewey (1997) mentioned that we do not learn so much from experience as we do from reflecting on our experience (Dewey, 1997). Based on his thought, without reflection, teachers and students will never learn from own experience. Consequently, their learning will probably meaningless and less values.