This best practice guide to teaching in the Further Education and Skills sector, and professional organisational learning contexts, examines the key concepts underpinning effective teaching and learning and combines this with case studies which demonstrate meaningful connections between theory and practice. Each chapter also contains discussion questions, learning activities and reflective points, allowing you to further engage with key research and relate it to your own teaching. Offering pragmatic advice on learning design, support and delivery, coverage includes: • Identifying learning needs and objectives • Selecting and developing appropriate content • Using technology to enhance learning • Assessment, evaluation and reflection This is an indispensable resource for anyone preparing to teach in Further Education, current Higher Education lecturers and work-based learning trainers in private and public-sector organisations. Lyn Ashmore is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education and Professional Development and Denise Robinson is Director of the Post Compulsory Education & Training Consortium, both are based at the University of Huddersfield.

Reflective Practice and CPD

Reflective practice and cpd
Kevin OrrJane WormaldKate Lavender

Learning Outcomes

After reading this chapter, the reader should be able to:

  • Understand the relevance of reflection to continuing professional development (CPD).
  • Identify the tensions around effective engagement with reflective practice.
  • Explore ideas to implement models of reflection in day-to-day practice.
  • Identify strategies for enhancing personal and career aims through CPD and reflective practice.

Chapter Outline

This chapter examines continuing professional development and what this might mean for practitioners in education and training. How CPD is understood affects the choices that practitioners make as well as the opportunities that are available to them. We will identify how practitioners might decide what CPD they want or need. Reflective practice is included here as an aspect of professional development. This chapter discusses ...

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