Principles of Learning for Teaching/ED269
Final Reflective Essay
Due Thursday, March 16, 2000
In an essay of approximately three to five pages, please answer the following two questions. In the spirit of
thinking metacognitively about your learning, we would like you to reflect upon what you have learned from writing the curriculum case as well as what you have learned from the course as a whole. In your essay, please be as specific as you can,
providing some concrete examples, anecdotes or moments that illustrate your points.
1. What would you say are the three most important things about teaching and learning you've learned in this
course, and why are they important to you? In your answer, you may want to focus upon key concepts, theories or ideas from the class that have particularly shaped the development of your thinking about
teaching and learning.
2. What have you learned about teaching and learning from writing your curriculum case? In your answer,
you may want to address how this case informed your thinking, for example, about yourself as a teacher (your strengths and weaknesses, preferences and aversions, dreams and nightmares, personal theories and
ideologies), about your students (their strengths and weaknesses, their abilities and approaches, their motivations and their needs), about your subject matter, and/or about the relationship between theory and