SAGE's Cookie Policy
Close 

To enhance your experience on our site, SAGE stores cookies on your computer. By continuing you consent to receive cookies.

Learn More

Reflective Practice and Professional Development

Peter Tarrant Edinburgh University
© 2013   232 pages   SAGE Publications Ltd   
Instructors
Complimentary Review Copy
Individual Purchasers
Paperback ISBN: 9781446249512 $44.00
Hardcover ISBN: 9781446249505 $108.00

'A welcome text that explores the importance of reflective practice in teacher training and related disciplines. The author shows us the challenges for students in learning how and why we reflect and the potential for embedding reflective practice in everyday professional actions'
-Cyndy Hawkin, Senior Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University


'It is so easy to read and certainly not one which is drowned in academic tone (such a relief!). It is very practical and I read it nodding my head as I agree with so many points. At a CAT session on Friday the probation teacher in my school was saying how useful it was for him too. The school I am in are using the reflective questions in your book to help form their weekly evaluations and are starting to implement a 'peer learning' type situation where two members of staff will be paired up to support one another in being more reflective of their practice. It is certainly a book I would recommend (and I have!) to other students'
-Suzie Kerr, Student, University of Edinburgh

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

Sep 26 2014

Report this review

some helpful ideas for students

Mrs Sally Hayes

Health and social sciences, University of the West Of England

Sep 23 2014

Report this review

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

Aug 27 2014

Report this review

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

Aug 25 2014

Report this review

This author takes a broad approach to reflection across a number of professions including teaching. I think is could have been better linking values to professional practice via reflection.

Mr Simon Nixon

Health , Birmingham City University

Jul 18 2014

Report this review

A helpful guide for students to get to grips with this important aspect of early years practice

Mrs linda withey

Education, Huddersfield university - University Campus Oldham

Jul 16 2014

Report this review

This book provides essential reading for learners developing their reflective skills

Mrs Ruth Livingstone

Education , Macclesfield College

Jun 27 2014

Report this review

This book has been very valuable and is currently recommended to students on the PGDE Primary course. They have found the information contained within it to be highly informative, relevant and extremely useful in planning and undertaking aspects of their school placements and developing the necessary skill in managing their own professional development. The book will be on the recommended reading list for forthcoming session 2014.

Mrs Carol Smith

Moray House School of Education, The University of Edinburgh

May 26 2014

Report this review

Good book for additional reading

Mrs Dorothy Braidwood

Professional Studies, Norfolk Adult Education Service

May 16 2014

Report this review

A thorough in depth book. Essential reading for those wishing to improve their teaching through reflection

Miss Antoinette Unsworth

teaching and learning, Michaeljohn Training

Mar 13 2014

Report this review

Great addition to any collection on reflective practice. Insightful reading for those individuals who are embarking on a career change into teaching.

Ms Michelle Groves

Faculty of Education, Royal Academy of Dance

Jan 30 2014

Report this review

This text places reflective practice in its rightful place- as a fundamental part of the teaching, learning and assessment cycle. I have recommended this text for use with student teachers but it would be equally beneficial for current practitioners and NQTs.

Miss Rebecca Matthews

Education , St Mary's College

Jan 20 2014

Report this review

Great text for trainee teachers to dip in and out of

Ms Michelle Groves

Faculty of Education, Royal Academy of Dance

Dec 02 2013

Report this review

A useful guide for experienced and those new to reflective practice.

Dr Jane Jackson

Faculty of Education & Lang Studies, The Open University

Nov 30 2013

Report this review

User friendly easy access, suitable for mature students not used to engaging in reflective practices. Gives students something to work with, without having to trawl through unnecessary, overly complicated discussions. Nice and practical

Dr Jane Jackson

Faculty of Education & Lang Studies, The Open University

Nov 26 2013

Report this review

Excellent text on performance reflection, however only partly relevant due to delivery in an alternate field. Recommended as a supplementary text.

Mr Chris Headleand

School of Computer Science, Bangor University

Nov 22 2013

Report this review

A very good book for year 1 and 2 undergraduates. It provides a comprehensive overview of a range of theory with useful ideas as to how reflective practice can support the identification and meeting of professional development targets. There are well designed activities for students to work through and my students have found the case studies very useful.

Mr Ian Tindal

Faculty of Education Chelmsford, Anglia Ruskin University

Nov 20 2013

Report this review

I don't consider this text useful for pre-registration student nurses, but it would be useful for teacher training courses.

Ms Sue Bowers

School of Health, Staffordshire University

Nov 08 2013

Report this review

I don't consider this book relevant for pre-registration nursing courses, but I would for teacher training awards.

Ms Sue Bowers

School of Health, Staffordshire University

Nov 08 2013

Report this review

This book is more appropriate for teachers and student teachers. The reflective element is very useful and appropriate for student teachers in education and in nursing education. An interesting book and well thought out. The author attempts to relate much of the content to a range of different teaching situations and not just those in schools. I would not recommend this for the preceptorship programme, but for teacher training courses.

Ms Sue Bowers

Faculty of Health and Sciences, Staffordshire University

Nov 08 2013

Report this review

Overall this copy has given me a further insite to developing the TAQA course in particular the reflective practice and CPD

Nicola Gooderson

Education Department, Peterborough Regional College

Oct 01 2013

Report this review

Enjoyed reading the book -easy to read but gets the point across. recomended reading for pre-and post reg

Mrs sharon parker

School of Health Studies, Bradford University

Sep 17 2013

Report this review

I felt this was more closely aligned to the needs of teachers (as it says it is - but sometimes things have relevance across artificial professional boundaries) and as such perhaps less relevant for us (psychologists) Still, I think the realist standpoint is a healthy one, with its acknowledgement of the imperfections of the world in which professionals work. I was confused by some of the writing on 'coaching' and its relation to the 'expert' role - especially if coaching is a form of 'pull' - see p27ff

Dr Richard Parker

Education, communication and Language Sciences, Newcastle University

Aug 30 2013

Report this review

a useful aide for students. I will be recommending this book

Ms Beryl McLoughlin

School of Healthcare Sciences, Bangor University

Aug 22 2013

Report this review

This beek is excellent for demonstrating connections between reflective practice and professional development. Good for putting into contect for learners. Good clear contents list and excellent links to theory.

Mrs LYNN DUTTON

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, Warrington Collegiate

Jun 25 2013

Report this review

This beek is excellent for demonstrating connections between reflective practice and professional development. Good for putting into contect for learners. Good clear contents list and excellent links to theory.

Mrs LYNN DUTTON

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, Warrington Collegiate

Jun 25 2013

Report this review

A useful textbook for staff to develop their own skills and knowledge.

Miss Amy Yorke

Health and Social Care, Warrington Collegiate

Jun 25 2013

Report this review

Just the look of this text makes it a readable addition to any teacher trainees' library. I will be adding to our new reading lists

Mrs Karen Griffiths

Education and Children's Services, Chester University

Jun 06 2013

Report this review

An easy to read style that compliments the research papers my students wee asked to read as part of their 'reflection on reflections' process

Ms Sally Howard

Warwick Institute of Education, Warwick University

May 08 2013

Report this review

useful background reading for Masters students in sport development/coaching

Mr Liam Higgins

Southampton Business School, Southampton Solent University

Apr 12 2013

Report this review

probably at too high a level for BA undergraduates. Really aimed at those in / planning to join the education profession

Mr Liam Higgins

Southampton Business School, Southampton Solent University

Apr 12 2013

Report this review

A very interesting read which will allow professionals to reflect upon their practice.

Dr Colin Howard

Institute of Education, Worcester University

Mar 25 2013

Report this review

This book is accessible and ideal to have on the reading list for a PGCE to support the reflective element of practice. This will also support the teaching of sessions around reflective practice and keeping the 'journal'. It may be of use in schools to support NQT programmes.

Mrs Catherine Carden

POINTED, Canterbury Christ Church University

Mar 14 2013

Report this review

It provides useful support for a reflective approach.

Mrs Sharon Thomas

BIDU, Waltham Forest College

Mar 13 2013

Report this review

good and adopted

Mr philip ashwell

Health Science and social work, university of portsmouth

Mar 05 2013

Report this review

A thought-provoking text, which will help students make reflection an ongoing feature of their professional development.

Mr Neil Rutledge

Education (Carlisle), University of Cumbria

Feb 25 2013

Report this review

This text is easy to navigate and digest. The questions for reflection at the end of sections within the book provide useful tools for the reflective practitioner. Not only is this book useful for students on the foundation degree in early years, but it could also be useful for learners operating at a higher level for those studying vocational level 3 childcare courses.

Mrs Samantha Sutton-Tsang

Early Years, Stourbridge College

Feb 17 2013

Report this review

This will be a useful book for our professional development module.

Mrs Gill Fry

Education, Havering College of Further and Higher Education

Feb 14 2013

Report this review

Pragmatic approach - useful 'how to' information for students backed up with relevant theory. Links with practice and PDP for students.

Mr Andrew Holmes

Centre For Life-Long Learning, Hull University

Feb 13 2013

Report this review

This will prove a really useful text.

Mr Alan Ryan

Human Resource Management, De Montfort University

Feb 07 2013

Report this review

I feel this draws the reflective process into an engaging read for both students and professionals alike. The author delivers challenges for the student and how the professionals can embed reflective practice

Mr Paul Reed

Teaching, Learning and Standards, Riverside College Halton

Jan 22 2013

Report this review

This book was targeted primarily at the teaching profession and I did not feel there was enough consideration of how the schema suggested might apply to other professions. Some good definitions and exploration of the concept of reflection though.

Mrs Jennie Vitkovitch

Speech , University of East Anglia

Jan 22 2013

Report this review

This book draws together many reflective strands.It discusses the use of reflection in an easily understood format.It gives some useful models and advise for reflective practice.the sectiosn on the usage of reflection for professioanl devlopmnet are very useful.

Mrs Adele sewell

tEACHER TRAINING , Bishop Burton College

Jan 21 2013

Report this review

A very interactive text that has an engaging layout. A useful text that offers an opportunity to develop understanding of the topic

Dr Nikki Petty

Health , Brighton University

Jan 18 2013

Report this review

Key concepts have been presented logically, the challenges faced by many practitioners when engaging in the reflective process and developing core skills are clearly presented. The chapter overview, questions to be considered and the use of case studies encourages the student to test their knowlede and develop independant independant learning

Joan Healy

Health, Neath Port Talbot College

Jan 16 2013

Report this review

Reflective Practice and Professional Development

Peter Tarrant Edinburgh University
© 2013   232 pages   SAGE Publications Ltd  

Available Formats

ISBN:   9781446249512 Paperback Suggested Retail Price:   $44.00 Bookstore Price:   $35.20
ISBN:   9781446249505 Hardcover Suggested Retail Price:   $108.00 Bookstore Price:   $86.40

About This Title

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.

Should you need additional information or have questions regarding the HEOA information provided for this title, including what is new to this edition, please email sageheoa@sagepub.com. Please include your name, contact information, and the name of the title for which you would like more information. For information on the HEOA, please go to http://ed.gov/policy/highered/leg/hea08/index.html.

We hope you'll consider this SAGE text. Email us at info@sagepub.com, or click here to find your SAGE rep.

SAGE
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
www.sagepub.com

Product Type

All

Subject Areas

All