Developing reflective practice

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Developing reflective practice

Download Now The aim of the book is to explain a range of options for implementing the reflective practice cycle in educational settings in various international contexts.

Developing Reflective Practice in the Early Years by Alice Paige-Smith

It presents a series of empirical case studies illustrating many different ways of implementing the reflective practice cycle, and how they can be researched by practitioners and academics.

Increasing attention is given by teachers and teacher educators to the construct and implementation of reflective practice as a form of bottom-up, autonomous professional development. The aim of the book is to explain a range of options for implementing the reflective practice cycle in educational settings in various international contexts.

Written by international academics, these studies show how reflection can be interpreted in different cultural contexts. The book concludes with a discussion by Anne Burns of the implications of these case studies for action research. It is hoped that the book will enable practitioners, and their mentors, to consider how best to implement reflective procedures in the specific contexts in which they work.

Chapters in the book include:Learning to teach: becoming a reflective practitioner. This free course is available to start right now. Review the full course description and key learning outcomes and create an account and enrol if you want a free statement of participation.

An additional feature of the book is the inclusion of a number of new suggestions for developing reflective practice based on the authors’ experience of training new Author: Debra McGregor. Improving Your Reflective Practice through Stories of Practitioner Research shows how research has informed and created effective and valuable reflective practice in early years education, and offers depth to the arguments for a research-orientated stance to this vital field of study.

This essay will focus on developing reflective practice through exploring a critical incident in the workplace.

Developing reflective practice

It will explore different methods of reflection and use one particular method to reflect on the critical incident (appendix 1) and explain why this individual method was chosen.

- A practice-based approach - clearly links theory, research and practice - An inter-professional perspective - Case studies, activities and points for reflection that encourage the reader to develop ways of challenging and improving their own practice.

Reflective practice is about practitioners making sense of their experiences at work with the aim of improving practice. Part one of this article provides an overview of what reflection is, and the three types of learning involved in effective reflective practice.

Reflective Practice | Participatory Methods