1st Edition

The Little Book of Reflective Practice
A Practical Guide to the Early Years

  • Available for pre-order. Item will ship after March 24, 2022
ISBN 9781032006031
March 24, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
130 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations

USD $22.95

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Book Description

The Little Book of Reflective Practice is bursting with big ideas which will encourage you to be curious, reflective and courageous in your professional learning journey. It introduces the key reflective theories alongside case studies from educators to show how these can be applied to improve practice.

The journey from being to thriving is set out in several chapters each providing different themes which will encourage you to capture your reflections, record your learning and development and apply theories of reflection to your professional practice. Full of practical guidance, activities and questions to prompt reflective thinking, the chapters cover:

  • getting started
  • how to write reflectively
  • creating spaces to be reflective
  • using reflective practice to set targets for your learning and professional development

Spaces for capturing your reflective thoughts and reflective activities are provided througout, alongside sections where you may wish to stop and engage in deeper thinking. This book will be invaluable reading for early years practitioners, tutors and early years students on level 3 courses and Foundation Degrees.

Table of Contents

Preface  Introduction  Chapter 1. Being Me  Theme 1a. Courage  Theme 1b. Being More Lion  Theme 1c. Me in a Box  Theme 1d. The Rainbow Educator  Chapter 2. Spreading Your Wings: Reflective Writing  Theme 2a. Barriers to Reflection  Theme 2b. Creating Reflective Spaces  Theme 2c. The Pocketbook Mirror  Theme 2d. What is Reflective Writing?  Theme 2e. The Ripples of Reflection  Theme 2f. I do not have the time to think! Chapter 3. Ponder and Pause a while in the Gallery of Theorists  Theme 3a. Brookfield  Theme 3b. Schon  Theme 3c. Gibbs  Theme 3d. Kolb  Theme 3e. Boud, Keogh and Walker  Theme 3f. Johari Window  Theme 3g. The Theory Tree  Theme 3h. Theory and Practice  Chapter 4. Belonging and Thriving  Theme 4a. Reflecting with Others  Theme 4b. The Reflective Buddy  Theme 4c. Reflective Conversations and The Seven Steps to Reflective Success  Theme 4d. Finding Your Ikigai  Theme 4e. SWOT Analysis  Theme 4f. Feedback and Developmental Needs  Appendix

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Annie Pendrey is an Educational Consultant and External Moderator for the Early Years and Education sector, UK.