Resource 1: Action-reflection cycle

Background information / subject knowledge for teacher

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

  • Plan an activity.
  • Act by putting the plan into practice, and observe how it goes.
  • Record what you observe.
  • Reflect on what happened.
  • Revise your plan, or make a new plan.
  • Put the revised or new plan into action, and observe again.
  • Record and reflect again.
  • And so on, and so on …

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

(See also Key Resource: Researching in the classroom.)

3.     Using reflection to improve teaching

Resource 2: Research on local games in the curriculum