Building up Reflective Communities through Exploring the Perception of Adult Educators’ in Actual Practise
AbstractThis research paper intends to unravel the perception of adult educators on reflective practice; whether there is a disparity between belief and actual practice, and factors that affect their involvement in reflective practice. The purpose of the present study is three-pronged: (1) to have a better understanding of the various viewpoints on reflective practice held by adult educators; (2) to enhance my research competence through reflecting upon research practice; and (3) to foster reflective practice through forming a collaborative research community.This research paper is basically divided into three parts. The first part (Chapter 2) provides a review of the conceptual framework of reflective practice through a critical examination of the divergent viewpoints raised by various researchers and practitioners. Although it is hard to bring together the divergent viewpoints into a coherent framework, the review attempts to set the theoretical orientation to the research study.The second part (Chapter 3) is on the research study. Four research questions have been set to guide the research study. This chapter will discuss the instrument used for data collection and synthesis the findings of the research study.The third part (Chapter 4) is a summary of the insights that the researcher gained from the research study as a reflective practitioner. This chapter also highlights the merits of a collaborative research community.
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