Beyond Reflective Practice

Author: Helen Bradbury
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135218065
Release Date: 2012-09-11
Genre: Education

Reflective practice has moved from the margins to the mainstream of professional education. However, in this process, its radical potential has been subsumed by individualistic, rather than situated, understandings of practice. Presenting critical perspectives that challenge the current paradigm, this book aims to move beyond reflective practice. It proposes new conceptualisations and offers fresh approaches relevant across professions. Contributors include both academics and practitioners concerned with the training and development of professionals. Definitions of reflection (which are often implicit) often focus on the individual's internal thought processes and responsibility for their actions. The individual - what they did/thought/felt – is emphasised with little recognition of context, power dynamics or ideological challenge. This book presents the work of practitioners, educators, academics and researchers who see this as problematic and are moving towards a more critical approach to reflective practice. With an overview from the editors and fourteen chapters considering new conceptualisations, professional perspectives and new practices, Beyond Reflective Practice examines what new forms of professional reflective practice are emerging. It examines in particular the relationships between reflective practitioners and those upon whom they practise. It looks at the ways in which the world of professional work has changed and the ways in which professional practice needs to change to meet the needs of this new world. It will be relevant for those concerned with initial and ongoing professional learning, both in work and in educational contexts.

The Lifelong Learning Sector Reflective Reader

Author: Susan Wallace
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 184445634X
Release Date: 2010-03-01
Genre: Education

This book provides an overview of the Lifelong Learning Sector while also helping students engage with professional writing. Each chapter in the book is presented as an independently authored 'paper' concentrating on a key theme, including professionalism, reflective practice and how previous experience can shape teaching. Guidance and discussion notes follow to help the reader evaluate the writing and approach, and activities are included to develop the readers' own professional skills in reading and writing. This is an invaluable text for all those working towards QTLS, covering key content, demystifying academic writing, and encouraging reflective reading and practice.

Reflective Practice in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Author: Jodi Roffey-Barentsen
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781844455478
Release Date: 2009-03-09
Genre: Education

A major element of CPD is reflective practice and many trainee and new teachers are unsure about what is actually involved in the process and how to get the most from it. The book introduces and contextualises reflective practice within Continuing Professional Development. It introduces and defines the subject, places it in context in relation to new regulations, details how to accurately record reflective practice and explains how to use it to enhance teaching and learning. It provides comprehensive support and practical advice and is closely linked to the new Professional Standards in Teaching, Tutoring and Training.

Fostering Reflective Teaching Practice in Pre Service Education

Author: Djoub, Zineb
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781522529644
Release Date: 2017-08-11
Genre: Education

As with any industry, the education sector often goes through frequent changes. It is every educator’s duty to keep up with these shifting requirements and alter their teaching style accordingly. Fostering Reflective Teaching Practice in Pre-Service Education is an essential reference source that provides a detailed analysis of the most efficient and effective ways for teachers to adapt to changes in their industry. Featuring relevant topics such as reflective teaching methodology, lifelong learning programs, pioneer service learning, and technology integration in education, this book is ideal for current educators, future teachers, academicians, students, and researchers that would like insight into the best practices for keeping up with the demanding changes in the education field.

Reflective Practice in Education and Training

Author: Jodi Roffey- Barentsen
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781446281307
Release Date: 2013-01-11
Genre: Education

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.

Teaching Reflective Learning in Higher Education

Author: Mary Elizabeth Ryan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319092713
Release Date: 2014-11-05
Genre: Education

This book is about understanding the nature and application of reflection in higher education. It provides a theoretical model to guide the implementation of reflective learning and reflective practice across multiple disciplines and international contexts in higher education. The book presents research into the ways in which reflection is both considered and implemented in different ways across different professional disciplines, while maintaining a common purpose to transform and improve learning and/or practice. The Readers will find this book is innovative and new in three key ways. Firstly, in its holistic theorisation of reflection within the pedagogic field of higher education; Secondly, in conceptualising reflection in different modes to achieve specific purposes in different disciplines; and finally, in providing conceptual guidance for embedding reflective learning and reflective practice in a systematic way across whole programmes, faculties or institutions in higher education. The book considers important contextual factors that influence the teaching of forms and methods of reflection. It provides a functional analysis of multiple modes of reflection, including written, oral, visual, auditory, and embodied forms. Empirical chapters analyse the application of these modes across disciplines and at different stages of a programme. The theoretical model accounts for students’ stage of development in the disciplinary field, along with progressive and cyclical levels of higher order thinking, and learning and professional practice that are expected within different disciplines and professional fields. Secondly, in conceptualising reflection in different modes to achieve specific purposes in different disciplines. It provides a functional analysis of multiple modes of reflection, including written, oral, visual, auditory, and embodied forms. Empirical chapters analyse the application of these modes across disciplines and at different stages of a programme in terms of demonstrating levels of reflection. The book includes images, diagrams and different text forms to support the creative applications of reflection. And thirdly, the book is innovative in providing conceptual guidance for embedding reflective learning and reflective practice systematically across whole programmes, faculties or institutions in higher education contexts across the world.

Becoming a Professional Tutor in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Author: Jonathan Tummons
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9780857255914
Release Date: 2010-06-01
Genre: Education

This positive guide to professional issues in the Learning and Skills Sector tackles the challenges and anxieties faced by trainee teachers. It examines issues surrounding values and ethics from a variety of perspectives. Everyday examples and case studies are used to help the reader place issues in a working context. It is ideal reading for trainees wanting to understand their responsibilities to students and professional colleagues. Of use to qualified teachers as well as trainees, this book is an essential guide to becoming a professional tutor and is matched to the professional and ethical components for achieving QTLS.

Learning Theory and Classroom Practice in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Author: Jim Gould
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9780857258182
Release Date: 2012-10-10
Genre: Education

This book supports all trainee teachers in the Lifelong Learning Sector working towards QTLS in their understanding of the key learning theories and how these can be applied to their teaching. Existing teachers within the sector will also find this book a valuable resource for refreshing their knowledge and continuing their professional development. Each learning theory is explored in clear and accessible language, considering the implications for planning, teaching, assessment and classroom management. Readers are encouraged to think critically about learning theories and the implications for classroom practice. Points for reflection, teaching and learning activities, and useful summaries are included throughout. This new edition has been fully revised to include a wider range of learning theories as well as annotated further reading and a glossary of useful terms.

Adult Teaching And Learning Developing Your Practice

Author: Cross, Sue
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 9780335234660
Release Date: 2009-08-01
Genre: Education

Maps the terrain of adult teaching and learning, introducing and exploring selected issues from scholarship with a view to developing teaching practice. This title encourages reflection upon personal practice and understandings. It re-frames the teaching and learning process around the professional character of the teacher.