1. Introduction to reflection
  2. Brookfield's lenses
  3. Lens one: autobiographical experiences of teaching and learning
  4. Lens two: learners' eyes
  5. Lens three: our colleagues' eyes
  6. Lens four: the critical literature
  7. Further resources to support reflective practice in teaching and learning

Brookfield's lens three: our colleagues' eyes

This is based on the perspective that as teachers we need to feel credible in the eyes of learners. There can be a real fear about being found out as an imposter, many people may be able to identify with this, especially in the early days of being a lecturer. Brookfield (2005) suggests that by creating safe spaces where we can have critical conversations with our colleagues we may be enabled to ‘check', ‘reframe' and broaden our practices.

In the following podcast you can hear a critical conversation between Clare Butler who holds a senior practice lectureship as a new lecturer in health and life sciences at Oxford Brookes University and Sue Schutz an experienced lecturer who works in the same department. Clare is using the lens of Sue's experience in order to create more effective online discussion forums within her teaching.

Brookfield lens 3: critical conversatio with collaegues (mp3 audio)