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Reflective Practice in Education and Training

Reflective Practice in Education and Training

Second Edition

January 2013 | 120 pages | Learning Matters
This is a practical guide to reflective practice for teachers and trainee teachers in the FE and skills sector. Reflective practice is a key element of teaching and this comprehensive and accessible guide introduces and explains this area of practice for trainee and new teachers. It asks 'what is reflective practice?' and includes an exclamation of the processes of reflection and tips on reflective writing.

Many trainees and new teachers need support in reflective practice. Written for all those working towards QTLS, this text gives practical guidance on how to become a reflective practitioner and examines how this relates directly to teaching in the FE and skills sector, and how reflection can benefit teaching. This second edition includes new chapters on 'reflective teaching and learning' and 'reflection-re-action', a new Theory Focus feature.

Richard Malthouse has extensive knowledge of education and training in the UK and abroad. He currently works in training design and performance needs analysis for a large law enforcement agency. Alongside this, Richard is the director of a successful company offering coaching to individuals. Richard is a Doctor of Education and a Fellow of the Institute of Learning.

Jodi Roffey-Barentsen is Programme Manager of the BA (Hons) in Education and the Foundation Degree in Learing Support at Farnborough College of Technology and is involved in a range of initial teacher training programmes. Jodi also works as a consultant for the Institute of Learning. Jodi is a Doctor of Education and a fellow of the Institute for Learning.

What is Reflection?
What is Reflection?
Why Reflect?
Professional Reflective Practice: The Process
A Psycholateral Approach to Professional Reflective Practice
Types of Continuing Professional Development
Levels of Reflective writing
Reflective Teaching and Learning
Situated Reflective Practice

Reflective practice is critical for all those training in the educational sector. This book provides useful theories and an examination of the reflective process.

Mr Andrew Faulkner
Business, South Devon College
December 7, 2014

very useful book to student teachers

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

This text gives many examples and exercises of ways in which to use reflective practice in training - with suggestions of 'what to do next'. It is a self-study text, rather than one to be used in classrooms, although particular exercises could be set as homework, for discussion in the classroom.

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

Easy to read yet informative and interesting. Great for trainee teachers and also good for experienced ones to have a refresher.

Mrs Michelle Grainger
Sheffield Centre, LifeSkills
July 5, 2014

Really useful book for anyone wishing to develop as a lifelong learning sector teacher.

Miss Amy Smith
Early Years and Child care, Wakefield College
May 18, 2014

Some key chapters on reflective practice for professionals and students a like.

Miss Martina Kirlew
Health and Social Care, University of Bolton
April 7, 2014

Really useful book to give the background information on reflective practice. Useful in many contexts including youth work and social work.

Miss Katey Ribchester
Health and Social Care, Ethos College
March 30, 2014

a basic but sound introduction to reflective practice.

Cathie Lacey
Education Walsall, Wolverhampton University
March 19, 2014

This book is good with new teachers and helping those on how to reflect

Miss Yeeman Lam
Childcare Department, Bishop Burton College
February 26, 2014

This book is absolutely essential for those covering the topic of CPPD, and particularly reflective practice. The authors offer a critical perspective of the various models of reflection (i.e. Schon, etc), and this provides tutors (and student teachers) with a detailed analysis of which models are most appropriate for different reflective situations.

This book is well written, perfectly structured, and quick to read; whilst maintaining a detailed approach to exploring education and training.

Miss Leanne Humphries
Media Depatrment, South Staffordshire College
February 18, 2014

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