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Via genuine tales, the writer exhibits how she made artistic connections in development her personal wisdom on current and prior adventure, with mirrored image on how perform may be more desirable with a transparent concentrate on collegiality and strategic results. This strategy displays the 5 inventive management signposts that she explains and illustrates during the publication.

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In constructivism, learners construct their own knowledge, drawing on experience and making connections for themselves with what they knew before to build their knowledge. 31). In other words, the constructivist approach means that learning is active and is not the result of the teacher transmitting copious amounts of information to the learner. The social constructivist approach (Woolfolk, 2008) emphasises peer learning and the coconstruction of knowledge, and this approach has always underpinned my teaching and mentoring.

A number of cars passed me with the passenger in the front seat pouring over a map – obviously their navigator. I started wishing fellow tourists would be kind enough to stop and offer me a ride up the hill, as I was getting a little hot and bothered. Nobody did. I had set out to walk this journey rather than be driven. I was not looking for an easy way out. Certainly I did not want to avoid the problems I was experiencing or simply give up, but I was not sure of the way and was losing confidence.

I will also explain how hermeneutics related back to my knowledge and experience of constructivism. HERMENEUTICS Hermeneutics is a methodology of interpretation. It is the circular patterning of learning and understanding that 19th Century philosopher, Wilhelm Dilthey, explored and made relevant to the ‘lived experience’. Many others contributed to 40 FINDING MY WAY the body of knowledge on hermeneutics, but Dilthey’s work captured my attention and imagination over a decade ago. When we discuss reflective practice, it is interesting to think about the philosophical position of hermeneutics that underpins it.

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