Reflective Practice and Professional Development
- Peter Tarrant - Edinburgh University, UK
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 from new and experienced teachers, as well as examples of reflective 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.
This book has been recommended to the learners embarking on the BA in relation to their first module, which explores professional development.
The resource has allowed students to reflect upon their work placements and ideas for future development. Excellent resource for work based learning modules
This text supports the trainee teachers in considering the importance oif reflection both before and during periods of professional practice.
I have recommended and will be recommending this book to our trainee teachers..
A very practical and clear text to engage students with reflection on practice and professional development. The practical task and points of reflection are a useful tool to use in the classroom context.
This text helps students link reflective practice to their own professional development. Good exercises to encourage students to engage with reflective practice.
An excellent book for helping students understand how reflection in practice is a legitimate source of knowledge and evidence in contemporary practice.
This book encourages reflection on practice and professional development. It was very applicable to my early years students who recognised themes in common with their own professional practice. The particular focus on skills development and critical exercises were useful and easy to apply in a classroom context. The material in the appendices would be useful for students to adapt to their reflection and the development of follow-up action plans.
This is a really well written and easy to read book.
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.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1 - What is Reflective Practice?