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Keeping a Reflective Journal
"Learning occurs when we take in information, think about it, make sense of it, and fit it in with what we already know. This may mean changing what we already know, or may confirm our previous knowledge." (DDTAL qualification document)

Reflective Journal

Keeping a reflective journal is a good way to help you reflect on your practice. By recording your own experiences of teaching and learning in any dance context and devising and answering a series of questions for yourself about your experience you can develop the ability to think purposefully about your practice.

The following resources offer advice about keeping a reflective journal.

  • Creating Independent Learners (download the PDF below)
  • Advice on keeping a reflective journal in the Diploma in Dance Teaching and Learning qualification document (download the PDF below, see p.33) Trinity College London*
  • See Chapter 24 in Dance Teaching and Learning: Shaping Practice, Ed. Sanders, L., Published by Youth Dance England in July 2012

*Please note: Trinity College London is withdrawing the Diploma in Dance Teaching and Learning from the Regulated Qualificatons Framework from 31 August 2022