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Reflective Practice and Professional Development

Reflective Practice and Professional Development

January 2013 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The connections between reflective practice and professional development are the focus for this book, which offers guidance to support lasting change and provides strategies to enable self-initiated professional development.

The book includes:

- traditional approaches to reflective practice

- how to enhance the effectiveness of reflective practice

- putting reflective practice in context

- how reflective practice can improve attainment for students and staff

- an Appendix of useful resources.

With case studies and examples of relective practice from trainee teachers and from students studying across a range of Education courses, this book equips the reader to develop their own reflective practice framework. Relevant also to practitioners working across the children's workforce, it encourages personal and professional development for the whole range of professionals working in education and care.

Peter Tarrant is a Teaching Fellow at the Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh.

What Is Reflective Practice?
What Does Reflective Practice Look Like?
How Can We Make Reflective Practice More Effective?
The Challenges, Benefits and Possible Solutions to Using Reflection in a Professional Context
How Does Reflective Practice Fit into the 'Big Picture?'
What Do Teachers and Students Think of 'Peer Learning Interactions'
Reflective Practice for Children and Young People
How Do We Support Putting Reflections into Practice?
Reflecting on Reflections: Reflections On Reflecting

This is a really well written and easy to read book.

Mr Eric Bates
Dublin School of Architecture, Dublin Institute of Technology
March 10, 2015

This is a great book that approaches reflection from an education perspective and links it to professional practice. It underpins that value of reflection and pulls together good examples from an educational (school) context. The section about reflective practice for children and young people suggests ways of introducing it to groups and discusses research carried out. As a teacher educator the fact that the book looks at ITE and the value of reflection is particularly useful to me as some of my students struggle with reflective concepts.

Ms Samantha Eason
Education and Early Years Department, Darlington College
February 19, 2015

An easy to read book which assists students with critical reflective practice.

Mrs Stephanie Goodwin
Business, Economic and International Business, University of Central Lancashire
February 8, 2015

Provides an overview of the field. Very much recommended

Mr Christian Lystbaek
Institute of Business and Technology, Aarhus University
February 5, 2015

This is an essential text for all students engaging in critical reflective practice.

Ms Lis Bundock
Education, Brighton University
January 11, 2015

excellent book to assist in ADP programme

Mrs Sarah Young
Faculty of Health & Social Care, University of The West of England
October 20, 2014

Does not really fit with the course for the students at the college. An excellent book though for aspiring teachers.

Mr Daniel Russell
Business Management, Organisational Learning Centre
September 26, 2014

some helpful ideas for students

Mrs Sally Hayes
Health and social sciences, University of the West Of England
September 23, 2014

This is an excellent introduction to the area of reflective practice. The chapter overviews and summaries are well lay out and presented. Of importance also to students are the example case studies cited which prompt focussed student discussion.

Ms Dee Kearney
Social Studies, Liberties College
August 27, 2014

I will use this text myself, to support my changing role as a mentor and coach, as well as a teacher. I will recommend it to learners who show interest in reflective practice as a way to support their future learners - particularly relevant for those learners who are considering teaching in schools, with useful examples of reflective practice studies.

Mrs Jane Berridge
Adult Education Service, East Riding of Yorkshire Council
August 25, 2014

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Chapter 1 - What is Reflective Practice?

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