chapter  7
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Reflection and Learning

The act of knowing involves a dialectical movement which goes from action to reflection and from reflection upon action to a new action. (Freire, 1970b:13)

Chapter Preview What a sad comment on modern educational systems that most learners neither value nor practise active, critical reflection. They are too busy studying to stop and think. Sadder still, many educators don't reflect either. They must be too busy 'teaching'.