EDUC 3F01 – Final Reflective Practice Essay Guidelines Due April 5 (paper copy due in class) In 7 to 10 pages, min. 5 references, using APA style, 12 font, and double spacing answer the following question: What is the value of Reflective Practice, in society, in education, and in your own personal professional practice? After completing this course answer the above question by examining course content, relevant research and theory related to Reflective Practice (min. 5 references). Develop a well defined thesis statement/ argument on the topic that you will support throughout the body of your essay. Underline your thesis statement. Personal Teaching Philosophy: In a separate section or integrated throughout your paper connect the relevant theory/ research and your personal experience in order to outline your personal teaching philosophy. You may want to consider the following questions in developing your personal teaching philosophy: 1. What are the significant aspects (class discussions, lectures, other turning points or critical incidences) in the course that have influenced your perception of the process of teaching? 2. Where has this course taken you? What challenged you? What have you learned about yourself and education in society? What do you understand more deeply about the process of teaching and learning? Have any of your perspectives changed?