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5 Reflection

Studying theories can seem rather difficult at first, but it is very rewarding once you get the hang of it – introducing you to a wide range of perspectives and ideas. Before you finish this week, it would be useful to reflect on some of the theories you have studied so far. These include:

  • informal and formal learning
  • communities of practice
  • approaches to learning.

How relevant did you find them to your own life? Think about which theories helped you reflect on the past, and which ones might be useful in planning for the future – maybe they have all done both? Jot down your thoughts in your learning journal.