Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:32 AM
Communication and Reflection
After reading the article, I see how communication can be integrated into any lesson, not as a culminating activity, but as part of the learning. We seem to neglect listening and speaking skills as we assume they will develop on thier own. By emphasizing these skills and following up with reflective practices students will build confidence and be better prepared to justify their work as opposed to deferring the adult's opinion of their responses. The following quote furhter validates the importance of reflective practices and communication: Many scientists agree that it is through the process of reflection, either by discussion or writing, that the learning is further enhanced and made more memorable.