Resource 1: Action-reflection cycle

Background information / subject knowledge for teacher

The diagram shows the following steps in the action-reflection cycle:

  1. Plan an activity.
  2. Act by putting the plan into practice, and observe how it goes.
  3. Record what you observe.
  4. Reflect on what happened.
  5. Revise your plan, or make a new plan.
  6. Put the revised or new plan into action, and observe again.
  7. Record and reflect again.
  8. And so on, and so on...

Everything you do as a teacher can become part of an action-reflection cycle.

3. Using reflection to improve teaching

Resource 2: Research on local games in the curriculum