Reflective Practice and Professional Development
- Peter Tarrant - Edinburgh University, UK
Continuing Professional Development | Higher & Further Education (general) | Reflective Practice
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 and examples of relective 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.
Peter Tarrant is a Teaching Fellow at the Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh.
'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
Clearly written; very well-referenced; includes a set of 10 photocopiable handouts/worksheets – some for use by teachers, some by pupils. Anyone wanting to learn about RP from scratch would do well to read this book first.
This book has been recommended to the learners embarking on the BA in relation to their first module, which explores professional development.
The resource has allowed students to reflect upon their work placements and ideas for future development. Excellent resource for work based learning modules
This text supports the trainee teachers in considering the importance oif reflection both before and during periods of professional practice.
I have recommended and will be recommending this book to our trainee teachers..
A very practical and clear text to engage students with reflection on practice and professional development. The practical task and points of reflection are a useful tool to use in the classroom context.
This text helps students link reflective practice to their own professional development. Good exercises to encourage students to engage with reflective practice.
An excellent book for helping students understand how reflection in practice is a legitimate source of knowledge and evidence in contemporary practice.
This book encourages reflection on practice and professional development. It was very applicable to my early years students who recognised themes in common with their own professional practice. The particular focus on skills development and critical exercises were useful and easy to apply in a classroom context. The material in the appendices would be useful for students to adapt to their reflection and the development of follow-up action plans.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1 - What is Reflective Practice?