Work-based reflective learning is a key part of the professional development of practitioners working in the early years sector. The Reflective Early Years Practitioner focuses on the practitioner's role and development within a wide range of contexts.
Packed with case studies from different settings, and with points for reflection in each chapter, the author covers:
- Developing as an early years practitioner
- Reflective vocational progression
- Pedagogical examples for Continuing Professional Development
- Study skills to begin reflective practice
- Professionalism and reflective leadership in the early years
Vital aspects of practice, such as identifying and planning for children with Special Educational Needs, developing inclusive teaching strategies and safeguarding young children, are highlighted within the chapters.
This is essential reading for students undertaking work-based and academic study in early years, and for those working towards graduate and professional qualifications. It provides readers with tools to practice work-based reflective learning on a daily basis, and going forward.