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Reflective Practice in Education and Training

Reflective Practice in Education and Training

Second Edition

May 2020 | 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 an essential skill for trainee teachers but quite challenging for anyone new to it. This book is very readable and comprehensive and a great introduction for students on ITE courses.

Ms Madeleine Loxton
Education, Stanmore College
August 5, 2022

fantastic book, ensures students understand the importance of reflective practice

Mr Ryan Saunders
Southend Campus, South Essex College - Basildon
November 13, 2016

This book has very easy to follow examples to help the reader to improve reflective practice as well as easy to read explanations of theories surrounding reflection. It has helped me to advance my reflective abilities.

Ms Dee D'e
English Language Arts , Grimsby Institute of HE & FE
December 7, 2016

We have recommended this publication again for students on the Fd programmes, in Early Years and Educational Practice. The text is clear and develops a wider understanding of reflective practice in the setting and through critical thoughts on given subjects/events that students have to reflect upon.

Miss Tracey Canham
Health Care and Early Years, Swindon College
February 15, 2017

Students consistently baulk at reflective journals. This book enabled them to think about and appreciate the importance of reflective practice. Feedback was very positive from across the group.

Dr Richard William Whitecross
Business School, Edinburgh Napier University
January 25, 2016

This publication presents information clearly for students to identify relevant areas in their studies and linking to current practice. I will be recommending that all students on the programme read this book.

Miss Tracey Canham
Health Care And Early Years, Swindon College
September 7, 2015

Great book!

I found the following:-
Clear information, presented well and easy to read.
Good font and size used
Clear links made to the professional standards

Especially liked the mnemonic SHARK and explanation, Batari box & explanation
Tasks were excellent throughout provoking thought in all subject areas
Examples used were good throughout

For improvement:-
I would have liked to see more information presented in the contents page, for example: which theories would be discussed in each section, I feel that this would help students to quickly select the theorist of choice.

I will be recommending this book!

Ms Sharon Morgan
Teacher Education, Kirklees College
May 9, 2015

Fantastic read. The author really does capture the essences of reflective practice. I would highly recommend this book for any teaching practitioners who may struggle to write reflectively.

Mrs Joanne Heyes
Educational Foundations , Riverside College Halton
February 3, 2015

Good structure
Links to units well
Clear and to the point

Mrs Theresa Rowland
Teacher Training, Adult Education Centre
January 16, 2015

very good for DTLLS year 2 learners

Mr Vernon Ambris
Health and Social Care , East Berkshire College
December 10, 2014

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