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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.


This book has been written specifically to assist new teachers in education and training in achieving QTLS and with their continuing professional development (CPD). A major element of CPD is reflective practice. You need to know what reflective practice is and what is actually involved in the process. How do you plan for the future and how is this linked to your professional development?

We aim to introduce and contextualise reflective practice. The book will introduce and define the subject, identify the reflective practice cycle, describe each part of the cycle in detail with reference to relevant academic texts, introduce the concept of professional reflective practice, state the various types of CPD, describe reflective teaching and learning in the classroom, and finally, it will introduce ...

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