Learning and Development

UNIT 12 Understand the approaches to and process associated with reflective practice and continuing professional development.

Reflective practice is a process by which you stop and think about your practice                                                                       studying own experiences to improve the way you work.                                                                                                                                 Consciously analysing your decision making and draw on theory and relate it to what you do in practice.   Critical analysis and refocuses on thinking and existing knowledge.

Reflective practice is a constant aspect across the board in many wide ranging occupational areas.   It has been accredited to the theory that by relecting or simply thinking back to specific experiences, meaning what you and others have done and what has happened.

By collecting my own information what goes on in my classroom, and by exploring my own practices and underlying beliefs.   This may then lead to changes and improvements in teaching.

What is important:
    • Recording Lessons
    • Peer Observation
    • Student Feedback

The steps to do next:
    • Read
    • Talk
    • Ask
    • Think

I analyse my own work when I get feed back from learners to see how much the session has made them think about there own life’s in motivation classes.   When they take part in the activity “A time when you was most happy” to reflect on mood time and place.

I have found when meeting the learners very first time it is important to make them feel comfortable so that they are able to have discussions and get there views across, that way there is an understanding that they are taking interest in the session and learning.   My job is to observe and see how to get every one involved not making any one feel left out.

Reflective teaching is a cyclical process because once you start to implement changes than evaluate   cycle begins.

    • What are you doing?...