Inquiring how a lecturer keeps learning about their teaching:a personal case history on reflective imagination


In order to reverse the use of lecture-based teaching, it is argued that personal reflection can be used as part of the quality assurance process. This paper proposes one response to personal reflection - reflective imagination, which is summarised as an action plan with six activities. It combines two conceptual issues raised in the US, the need to think creatively about learning and the reflective mindset, and one issue raised in the UK, cultivating the entrepreneurial imagination. Reflective imagination is linked to wider social science research, the place of self and reflexivity in scholarship. Finally, a personal history case study is presented which records a visit to Harvard Business School. The visit implements the six activities associated with reflective imagination. This is a method paper exploring reflective imagination.

Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Work & Organisational Psychology
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
Uncontrolled Keywords: learning,reaching,personal case study,reflective imagination,method paper
Publication ISSN: 1753-9439
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2023 08:07
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2009 12:53
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2007-07-10
Authors: Butler, Michael J.R. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-0061-9538)



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