Writing and Professional Development
Author: Gillie Bolton,Russell Delderfield
Reflecting thoughtfully on your work is vital for improving your own self-awareness, effectiveness and professional development. This newly updated fifth edition of Gillie Bolton’s bestselling book explores reflective writing as a creative and dynamic process for this critical enquiry. New to this edition: An expanded range of exercises and activities A new emphasis on using e-portfolios Further guidance on reflective writing assignments Enhanced discussion of reflection as a key employability skill Additional online resources This popular book has been used worldwide in various disciplines including education, social work, business and management, medicine and healthcare and is essential reading for students and professionals seeking to enhance their reflective writing skills and to examine their own practice in greater critical depth.
Theory and Practice
Author: Jennifer A. Moon
Reflection is a technique for aiding and reinforcing learning, used in education and professional development. This volume offers practitioners and students guidance that cuts across theoretical approaches, enabling them to understand and use reflection to enhance learning in practice.
Professional Development through Attuned Interactions
Author: Liz Todd,Miriam Landor,Hilary Kennedy
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Video Enhanced Reflective Practice (VERP), an application of Video Interaction Guidance, supports individuals or groups to reflect on and develop their professional communication, teaching or therapeutic skills with their clients through shared review of moments of attuned interaction in video clips of their day-to-day practice. This book brings together international researchers and practitioners from a range of professions to define VERP, present its theoretical basis and review the current research evidence. Increasing in popularity, VERP is used as a reflective professional development tool for a wide range of professionals and employees, supporting them to analyse and reflect on moments of their effective interaction on video, in situ in the professional environment. The VERP approach is optimistic and empowering, focusing on strength and potential rather than problems or weaknesses. This book provides examples of VERP's application in a wide range of sectors and will be of interest to trainers, CPD providers, managers, psychologists, social workers, higher education educators, health visitors, early years professionals, teachers, counsellors, therapists, and professionals in the private, voluntary, government and local authority sectors.
Experiences of Teachers of English in Japan
Author: Atsuko Watanabe
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
This book presents a researcher’s work on reflective practice with a group of high school teachers of English in Japan. Beginning with a series of uncomfortable teacher training sessions delivered to unwilling participants, the book charts the author’s development of new methods of engaging her participants and making use of their own experiences and knowledge. Both an in-depth examination of reflective practice in the context of Japanese cultural conventions and a narrative account of the researcher’s reflexivity in her engagement with the study, the book introduces the concept of ‘the reflective continuum’ – a non-linear journey that mirrors the way reflection develops in unpredictable and individual ways.
A Handbook for Reflective Practice and Professional Development
Author: Jennifer A. Moon
Fully updated with important new theory and practical material, this second edition of Learning Journals offers guidance on keeping and using journals and gives step-by-step advice on integrating journal writing on taught courses, in training and professional development and in supporting personal development planning (PDP) activities. Key topics covered include: the nature of learning journals and how we learn from them the broad range of uses of learning journals, including portfolios and personal and professional development the depth and quality of reflection in learning journals the assessment of learning journals and reflective writing the use of narrative and story-telling techniques in journals. With useful exercises and activities that enhance learning journal work in a structured manner, Learning Journals is invaluable reading for teachers and students in higher education, for all professionals, particularly those working in the health services and business and training and for all those who want to learn more about keeping a fulfilling personal journal.
Author: Chris Bulman,Sue Schutz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Reflective Practice is increasingly recognised as an important topic that has the potential to help nurses to develop and learn from their practice. This practical and accessible guide uses the latest research and evidence to support the development of skills in reflective practice and provides help and advice on how to get started, how to write reflectively and how to continue to use reflective practice in everyday situations. This fourth edition of Reflective Practice in Nursing contains new material on mentoring and supervision and on group reflection, and includes a new chapter on teaching reflective practice. Reflective Practice in Nursing is an indispensable guide for students and practitioners alike, who wish to learn more about reflective practice, as well as containing essential information for teachers and lecturers.
Integrating Moral Reasoning and Reflective Practice
Author: Edward St. John
A thought-provoking textbook written for students enrolled in graduate Higher Education and Student Affairs Masters and PhD programs, College Organization and Professional Development focuses on the framing of critical issues in organization practice, the gaps between moral beliefs and actions, and improving equity within organizations. This breakthrough text seeks to revolutionize how we understand ethical practice and provides a new theory that informs practice within organizations. Unlike the majority of Organization textbooks currently available which lack social contextual understanding of moral issues and social justice, this text encourages the use of action research to inform and support change in professional practice. Students will find the pedagogical exercises useful for reflecting on their own goals, examining their own practices, and testing new intervention methods within their organizations and communities of practice. Reflective assignments are suggested for readers to help them engage in a process of reflective analysis of professional practice. This textbook is organized into three parts: Part I: Focuses on the foundations for moral reasoning in practice, introduces the framework used in the book and encourages introspection and reflection as an integral part of professional practice. Part II: Focuses on frames of professional development, both as frames of reasoning and as developmental pathways, focusing methods of learning moral reasoning and changing organizations that support just practice. Part III: Focuses on challenges of building communities of practice that support social-critical changes and environmental consciousness. Practicing professionals and those academics at different stages in their careers who wish to reflect on the gaps between their moral values and their actions in work situations will also find this text informative and useful. The chapters include fundamental and insightful guidance for reflection on the topics raised and discussed.
Author: Michael Reed,Natalie Canning
Written for anyone working in the field of early years education and care, this book encourages students and practitioners to consider their own practice and to examine practice in a wide range of early years settings. The four sections link closely to the principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage, and support the reader in developing a critical and reflective approach to their own work. Issues covered include: @!play in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in England @!the Foundation Phase in Wales @!safeguarding children @!the healthy child @!leading a team at a Children's Centre @!how childminders are working with the EYFS @!leading and managing a multi-agency workforce @!Continuing Professional Development for early years practitioners Ideal for those working towards Early Years Professional Status (EYPS), this book is also a must-read for students on any early years course, and will help the professional development of all practitioners working with the Birth to Eight age range. Michael Reed is Senior Lecturer at the University of Worcester and Associate Lecturer with the Open University. Natalie Canning is Lecturer at the Open University.
Author: Christopher Johns
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
From Reviews of the second edition: 'Christopher Johns is an internationally recognised pioneer of reflective practice in nursing and health care. The first edition of this book was an excellent resource and this updated version is equally impressive. This is a superb resource for nurses and all those eager to enhance their knowledge and skills in reflective practice. It is well presented, user-friendly and stimulating.' Nursing Standard Becoming a Reflective Practitioner is a practical guide to using reflection in every day clinical practice. It explores the value of using models of reflection, with particular reference to Christopher Johns' own model for structured reflection. Becoming a Reflective Practitioner includes accounts of everyday practice to guide the reader through the stages of reflective practice within the context of care, 'desirable practice', and the caring relationship. This third edition reflects significant developments in reflective theory and gives greater attention to different approaches to reflection including the use of narrative dialogue. New chapters are included on ensuring quality and managing conflict. Exemplars are included throughout and further references and reflected reading are included at the end of each chapter. Reflective practice is acknowledged as an effective approach to developing nursing care which evolves as the practitioner develops his or her own practice. This book will therefore be of interest to all nurses involved in developing their clinical practice. A practical guide to developing reflective practice Reflects significant developments in reflective theory Examines Christopher Johns’ own model for structured reflection Centred on care and the caring relationship Challenges practitioners to question their practice
Voices from the Field
Author: Roger Barnard,Jonathon Ryan
The aim of the book is to explain a range of options for implementing the reflective practice cycle in educational settings in various international contexts. It presents a series of empirical case studies illustrating many different ways of implementing the reflective practice cycle, and how they can be researched by practitioners and academics. Increasing attention is given by teachers and teacher educators to the construct and implementation of reflective practice as a form of bottom-up, autonomous professional development. The aim of the book is to explain a range of options for implementing the reflective practice cycle in educational settings in various international contexts. Written by international academics, these studies show how reflection can be interpreted in different cultural contexts. The book concludes with a discussion by Anne Burns of the implications of these case studies for action research. It is hoped that the book will enable practitioners, and their mentors, to consider how best to implement reflective procedures in the specific contexts in which they work. Chapters in the book include: • Lesson planning: The fundamental platform for reflecting for action • Reflecting on action: Lesson transcripts • Pair discussions for reflecting on action: Stimulated recall • Observation leading to reflection This book will be key reading for researchers in the fields of teacher education.
Building Capacity for Schoolwide Success
Author: Pete Hall,Alisa Simeral
As a school administrator, instructional coach, or teacher leader, you know that reflective teachers are effective teachers. But how can you help teachers become self-reflective practitioners whose thoughtful approach translates into real gains for student achievement? In Creating a Culture of Reflective Practice—a companion volume to their teacher-oriented book Teach, Reflect, Learn—authors Pete Hall and Alisa Simeral draw on lessons learned from educators across grade levels, content areas, and district demographics to present a definitive guide to developing a culture of reflective practice in your school. Hall and Simeral expand on ideas originally presented in Building Teachers’ Capacity for Success to help you gain a clear understanding of your role and responsibilities—and those of your teachers—within each stage of the Continuum of Self-Reflection. Armed with the book’s real-life examples and research-based tools, you’ll learn how to determine the current location of all stakeholders on the continuum and how teacher-leadership activities, transformational feedback, and strategic coaching can move them forward. The end result? A schoolwide culture that both values reflection and uses it to ensure that teachers—and their students—reach their fullest potential.
Author: Peter Tarrant
The connections between reflective practice and professional development are the focus for this book, which offers guidance to support lasting change and provides strategies to enable self-initiated professional development. 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.
Author: Melanie Jasper
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Vital Notes for Nurses: Professional Development, Reflection and Decision-making provides a concise, accessible introduction to professional development, reflective practice and clinical decision-making. Vital Notes for Nurses: Professional Development, Reflection and Decision-making explores the core strategies of reflective practice and decision-making underlying professional nursing development. Separate chapters on reflective writing, evidence-based practice, clinical supervision and portfolios demonstrate the inter-relationship between professional development and professional practice. It is aimed at both student and qualified nurses, recognising that professional development is a life-long commitment. It provides clear guidance to help practitioners think critically about their actions, work within professional boundaries, be accountable for their actions and plan for their future. * Provides a concise introduction to professional development, reflective practice, and clinical decision-making * Written in a clear accessible style which assumes no prior knowledge * Enables students to consider and develop their practice in order to become competent practitioners * Each chapter includes learning objectives, scenarios and case studies * In the Vital Notes for Nurses series
Author: Jodi Roffey- Barentsen,Richard Malthouse
Publisher: Learning Matters
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.
Author: Zoe Knowles,David Gilbourne,Brendan Cropley,Lindsey Dugdill
Category: Sports & Recreation
Drawing on the experiences of scientists, researchers, practitioners and teachers in a wide range of sport and exercise settings, this book explores contemporary issues in reflective practice and considers the way that reflective practice impacts upon applied practice, on research methodology and on professional development. It includes chapters on the use of reflective practice in areas as diverse as: delivering coach education sport psychology support working in sports physiology developing young players in sport exercise-related interventions physiotherapy working inside a professional football club student skills and the physical activity and health curriculum Based on multi-disciplinary work in education and the health sciences, and exploring the crucial interface between learning and practice, this book is important reading for all sport and exercise scientists and any professional working in sport and exercise looking to become more effective practitioners.
An interdisciplinary approach to critical reflection
Author: Barbara Bassot
The Reflective Practice Guide supports all students for whom the process of reflecting on developing knowledge and skills is crucial to successful professional practice. It offers an accessible introduction to a wide range of theories and models that can help you engage more effectively in critical reflection. Illustrated throughout with examples and case studies drawn from a range of interdisciplinary professional contexts, The Reflective Practice Guide offers models of practice that can be applied in a variety of settings. Reflective questions in each chapter help you apply ideas to your own professional context. Drawing on literature from a range of disciplines, key aspects of reflection explored include: Becoming more self-aware The role of writing in reflection Learning from experience Learning from positives and negatives Emotions and processing feelings Bringing assumptions to the surface Learning from feedback Reflecting in groups Managing change. The Reflective Practice Guide is an essential source of support, guidance and inspiration for all students on education, nursing, social work and counselling courses, who want to think about practice at a deeper level, question approaches, challenge assumptions and gain greater self-awareness.
Author: Maura Sellars
Exploring key issues in teaching through the lens of reflective practice, in order to deepen understanding of teaching practice.
Refining Writing Workshop Through 180 Days of Reflective Practice
Author: Ruth Ayres,Stacey Shubitz
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
This book is a collaborative, not isolated, approach to teaching writing. The book is organized around six fundamental components of writing workshop. Each component is broken down into ten-day sections so you can explore the topic in depth. The authors provide daily encouragement, support, practical strategies, tips, advice, and everything you need to run an effective writing workshop.--[book cover]
Author: George Hillocks
George Hillocks, Jr. starts with the basic assumption that writing is at the heart of education, and provides a metatheory to respond to this question: "What is involved in the effective teaching of writing at the secondary and college freshmen levels?" The author outlines a variety of theories, explains the bridges between them, and provides a coherent theoretical basis for thinking about the teaching of writing. This concern with theory and research is offset by his attention to the practical matters of the classroom; teachers are shown how to plan activities and sequences of activities that are appropriate for students who are within Vygotsky's "zone of proximal development".
80 Reflection Breaks for Busy Teachers
Author: Thomas S. C. Farrell
Publisher: Corwin Press
Use 80 reflection breaks as individual discussion starters or as part of a comprehensive professional growth plan that is perfect for teachers at all levels.