Defining Reflection: Another Look at John Dewey and Reflective Thinking

  title={Defining Reflection: Another Look at John Dewey and Reflective Thinking},
  author={Carol R. Rodgers},
  journal={Teachers College Record},
Thinking, particularly reflective thinking or inquiry, is essential to both teachers’ and students’ learning. In the past 10 to 15 years numerous commissions, boards, and foundations as well as states and local school districts have identified reflection0 inquiry as a standard toward which all teachers and students must strive. However, although the cry for accomplishment in systematic, reflective thinking is clear, it is more difficult to distinguish what systematic, reflective thinking is… 

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