Reflective Practice and Professional Development

Ann Minton

Abstract


The book aims to encourage readers to reflect on their professional teaching practice, drawing on a range of models and techniques. It discusses a range of approaches to reflective practice, contextualising these to the classroom and discussing ways in which the effectiveness of reflection can be enhanced. It goes on to discuss ways in which reflective practice can improve the achievements of staff and students.

The book is approachable and engaging, containing a range of case studies and examples from practice in primary schools and Initial Teacher Education, together with a range of useful resources and tools.


Keywords


Reflection; Professional Practice; Work Based Learning

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References


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