Integration of ‘design thinking’ in a reflection model to enhance the teaching of biology

Published on Apr 6, 2021in Journal of Biological Education0.764
· DOI :10.1080/00219266.2021.1909642
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Reflection on current practices is key to the transformation of teachers into reflexive practitioners. This study describes how design thinking was integrated in Schon's ‘reflection in and on’ mode...
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