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Reflective Learning and Teaching in Primary Schools
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Reflective Learning and Teaching in Primary Schools

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May 2012 | 176 pages | Learning Matters
Trainee teachers are expected to demonstrate reflective practice in many ways throughout their course. This text provides support for trainees enabling them to demonstrate their ability to be meaningfully reflective. It gives trainees guidance on how to encourage children to be reflective in their learning and how to be analytical with regards to their own practice, ultimately improving learning and teaching. It includes chapters on lesson study and reflective journals and considers children's voice and coaching as tools for reflection. Features case studies and interactive activities throughout, helping the reader link theory to practice.

Key Features:
  • Considers both reflective learning and reflective teaching
  • Includes a chapter on reflective journals
  • Gives practical guidance on translating learning to the classroom
  • Includes interactive activities and case studies
 
Introduction
Alice Hansen
Introduction
Emma McVittie
Children as Reflective Learners
Alice Hansen
Trainees and Teachers as Reflective Learners
Adrian Copping
Reflective Learning and Teaching Opportunities
Nick Clough
Using Children’s Talk as a Basis for Reflective Practice
Mike Pezet
Using Coaching as a Tool for Reflection
Lisa Murtagh
Using Self and Peer-Assessment for Reflection
Pete Dudley and Elizabeth Gowing
Reflection through Lesson Study
Helen Davenport
Reflective Journals and Portfolios
 
Appendix 1 - Model answers to the self-assesment questions
 
Appendix 2 - Feedback Action Plan
 
Appendix 3 - School Placement - Target Setting and Action Plan
 
Index

This publication provides clear text and content to support students in their own development of reflective practice.

Miss Tracey Canham
Health Care and Early Years, Swindon College
February 15, 2017

very readable, useful book for becoming a more reflective practitioner

Julia Holden
Department of Primary Education, Leeds Trinity and All Saints
June 3, 2014

Excellent resource for any student commencing teacher training. Highly recommended!

Miss Syreeta Charles-Cole
Education, Carshalton College
March 27, 2014

A good additional text for reflective learning in relation to application of theory to practice.

Mrs Deborah Humphreys
Faculty of Education, Edge Hill University
December 12, 2013

This book is very down-to-earth and realistic in the advice it provides for the vital skill of reflective teaching and how to encourage reflective learning.
It has a wealth of practical advice for the teacher combined with the theory which underpins the necessity for this ongoing practice. Hansen provides activities for the reader to develop their own reflective ability as well as case studies that supply real examples of good practice in classrooms.
The information is set out in easy to read and easy to access 'chunks'.

Ms MIriam Walker
Faculty of Education, Winchester University
October 14, 2013

Very useful good chapter on lesson study

Mrs Shirley Harrison
maths education, Sheffield Hallam University
May 24, 2013

Excellent resource, which presents reflective learning in a well written and easy to understand style. Examples and definitions of reflective practice clearly demonstrate the importance of reflecting on and from our actions and observations. An excellent supplement to students in further and higher education

Mrs Penny Yates
Island Training, Isle of Wight College
March 6, 2013

An excellent text to support rteflective dialogue and practice which focusses on the enhancement of practice within ITT

Margaret Postance
Faculty of Education (Ormskirk), Edge Hill University
November 29, 2012

Good chapter on peer and self assessment

Also very good first chapter on children as reflective learners

Mrs Gill Fry
Education, Havering College of Further and Higher Education
July 6, 2012

Easy to access text.

Mrs Michelle Rogers
Institute of Education, Worcester University
June 15, 2012

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Alice Hansen

Alice Hansen is the Director of Children Count Ltd where she is educational consultant. Her work includes running professional development courses and events for teachers and teacher trainers, research and publishing. Alice has worked in education in England and abroad. Prior to her current work she was a primary mathematics tutor and the programme leader for a full-time primary PGCE programme at a large university in England. More About Author

Adrian Copping

Adrian Copping has been working in teacher education for the last twelve years. At present, he is Primary PGCE Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer in English and Literacy based at the Lancaster campus of the University of Cumbria. Previously, Adrian worked at two contrasting schools in Lancashire, as class teacher and leader. Adrian’s particular interests are the use of teacher-in-role and other drama techniques to develop children’s writing and understanding of text and also the impact of creative thinking on children’s writing. Adrian has presented work on this at various national and international conferences. In his teacher education... More About Author

Nick Clough

Mike Pezet

Peter Dudley

Lisa Murtagh

Lisa Murtagh is BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS Part Time Programme Leader at Edge Hill University. She has been involved in Initial Teacher Training for nine years and her research interest lies with assessment. More About Author

Elizabeth Gowing

Helen Davenport

Helen Davenport has worked in the Early Years sector for twenty years, as a Foundation Stage Leader, Deputy Head and currently as a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University in Childhood Studies. She has previously been engaged in research that explores the nature of students' reflective writing and young children's talk and 'chatter'. Helen is passionate about the benefits of outdoor learning and Forest School and enjoys taking her Early Years students to Forest School sessions and enabling them to experience this approach first hand. Her current academic interests include the pedagogies and practices that stem from Forest... More About Author

Emma McVittie

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