Reflective practice is widely considered to be a central tenet of teaching. The central concept underlying this tenet is that reflection enables one to go below the surface of conscious awareness or intentions in order to examine the beliefs, attitudes, and worldviews that inform action. The term critical reflection places that reflection within the sociopolitical context of education and focuses specifically on reflection related to social group identities such as race, class, and gender. Critical reflection recognizes structural inequality and the inequitable distribution of power, privilege, and other resources among social groups, and the central role that education plays in this distribution. Critical pedagogy is the practice of teaching from the recognition of the sociopolitical context of education and seeks to interrupt, rather than ...

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