The Little Book of Reflective Practice
A Practical Guide to the Early Years
- Available for pre-order. Item will ship after March 24, 2022
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
Annie Pendrey is an Educational Consultant and External Moderator for the Early Years and Education sector, UK.