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.
Peter Tarrant is a Teaching Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, where he has worked for the last five years. He is responsible for the organisation and running of a number of course for Initial Teacher Education. He lectures in Practicum, Professional Studies, Learning Behaviour and Languages and Literacy. He is also responsible for developing Professional Reflection for students on the Bachelor of Education and the Post Graduate Diploma in Education courses.
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 Appendices