Reflection is a vital component of learning.


As my university unit on ‘Learning Spaces’ is in its final week, I have been encouraged by my lecturer, to look back at the learning that has occurred in the last 12 weeks and reflect on the following 3 questions:

What impact learning spaces have had on your practice?

Knowledge about the six ‘Learning Spaces’ studied in the unit, has helped me to both reflect on my own teaching and learning practices and set myself future goals for improvements.

My biggest learning curve was within the Liminal Space (as I had never heard of this before in educational terms) and the E-Space.

The E-Space module, introduced me to the educational benefits of programs such as Twitter. Since joining Twitter, I have been able to access numerous resources for improving my teaching practice and also connect with educators globally.

What do think learning spaces of the future might entail?

As technology is changing at such a rapid pace, I believe this will have the most significant impact on what learning spaces will look like in the future. I think that advances in technology will allow for greater collaboration, innovation and creativity to occur both in and out of the classroom. I also believe that educators will have greater opportuninty to access professional development; anywhere at anytime.

As a results of EDFD459, what are you going to be taking into your own classroom?

I am more aware of the impact the ‘Liminal Space’ has on my young ILC Learners and strategies I can utilise in order to support them appropriately.

One goal I have set for the future is to work more closely with my students to create learning spaces within my classroom that is more reflective of the ‘Personal Learning’ space.