Reflective Teaching and Learning in Further Education

By Keith Appleyard, Nancy Appleyard

Edited by: Susan Wallace

This book looks at critical reflection as a key skill for all teachers in further education (FE) and as an important part of the UK's new Professional Standards. In particular, the text explores key themes - of self-awareness, planning, managing behavior, and continuing professional development - in relation to reflective practice, to demonstrate how it can support those areas of teaching that most often cause concern. The limitations and benefits of reflection are analyzed, and action research is identified as an important facet in developing professional reflective practice, which can in turn enhance both the personal and professional life of FE teachers. The book draws on other disciplines - such as philosophy, anthropology, science, and literature - in order to encourage a wider and deeper understanding of reflective practice. It includes practical examples and case studies to contextualize the theory and relate it clearly to practice. It also offers critical thinking activities in order to develop critical skills and consolidate learning. *** Librarians: ebook available on ProQuest and EBSCO (Series: Further Education) [Subject: Education]

Publication Date: 6/29/2015
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781909682856

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