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Reflective Learning and Teaching in Primary Schools
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Reflective Learning and Teaching in Primary Schools

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August 2012 | 176 pages | Learning Matters
Trainee teachers are expected to demonstrate reflective practice in many ways throughout their course. This text provides support for trainees enabling them to demonstrate their ability to be meaningfully reflective. It gives trainees guidance on how to encourage children to be reflective in their learning and how to be analytical with regards to their own practice, ultimately improving learning and teaching. It includes chapters on lesson study and reflective journals and considers children's voice and coaching as tools for reflection. Features case studies and interactive activities throughout, helping the reader link theory to practice.

Key Features:
  • Considers both reflective learning and reflective teaching
  • Includes a chapter on reflective journals
  • Gives practical guidance on translating learning to the classroom
  • Includes interactive activities and case studies

 
Introduction
Alice Hansen
Introduction
Emma McVittie
Children as Reflective Learners
Alice Hansen
Trainees and Teachers as Reflective Learners
Adrian Copping
Reflective Learning and Teaching Opportunities
Nick Clough
Using Children’s Talk as a Basis for Reflective Practice
Mike Pezet
Using Coaching as a Tool for Reflection
Lisa Murtagh
Using Self and Peer-Assessment for Reflection
Pete Dudley and Elizabeth Gowing
Reflection through Lesson Study
Helen Davenport
Reflective Journals and Portfolios
 
Appendix 1 - Model answers to the self-assesment questions
 
Appendix 2 - Feedback Action Plan
 
Appendix 3 - School Placement - Target Setting and Action Plan
 
Index

This publication provides clear text and content to support students in their own development of reflective practice.

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

very readable, useful book for becoming a more reflective practitioner

Julia Holden
Department of Primary Education, Leeds Trinity and All Saints
June 3, 2014

Excellent resource for any student commencing teacher training. Highly recommended!

Miss Syreeta Charles-Cole
Education, Carshalton College
March 27, 2014

A good additional text for reflective learning in relation to application of theory to practice.

Mrs Deborah Humphreys
Faculty of Education, Edge Hill University
December 12, 2013

This book is very down-to-earth and realistic in the advice it provides for the vital skill of reflective teaching and how to encourage reflective learning.
It has a wealth of practical advice for the teacher combined with the theory which underpins the necessity for this ongoing practice. Hansen provides activities for the reader to develop their own reflective ability as well as case studies that supply real examples of good practice in classrooms.
The information is set out in easy to read and easy to access 'chunks'.

Ms MIriam Walker
Faculty of Education, Winchester University
October 14, 2013

Very useful good chapter on lesson study

Mrs Shirley Harrison
maths education, Sheffield Hallam University
May 24, 2013

Excellent resource, which presents reflective learning in a well written and easy to understand style. Examples and definitions of reflective practice clearly demonstrate the importance of reflecting on and from our actions and observations. An excellent supplement to students in further and higher education

Mrs Penny Yates
Island Training, Isle of Wight College
March 6, 2013

An excellent text to support rteflective dialogue and practice which focusses on the enhancement of practice within ITT

Margaret Postance
Faculty of Education (Ormskirk), Edge Hill University
November 29, 2012

Good chapter on peer and self assessment

Also very good first chapter on children as reflective learners

Mrs Gill Fry
Education, Havering College of Further and Higher Education
July 6, 2012

Easy to access text.

Mrs Michelle Rogers
Institute of Education, Worcester University
June 15, 2012

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