Promoting Professional Development
Complete research on a range of models of reflective practice such as: * Schon D
* Moon J
* Gibbs reflective cycle
* Atkins and Murphy’s models of reflection
Prepare a report that compares these models and how you could use them. Reflecting on our practices enables us to identify areas where improvement may be needed and hopefully, this will give us the motivation needed to make these changes. Reflecting on our own practice is important because it allows us to assess what we are doing well and help us identify areas where we think we might like or need more training or guidance. Help us ensure that we are performing our best that we can, and to ensure that we are meeting all standards and expectations within the nursery/school policies and procedures. It helps us to think about what we are doing and to always be aware of how we work with the children, families & colleagues. By reflecting on our practices, we evaluate our personal effectiveness which allows us to assess how effectively I am working in my setting and helps me to see if targets and goals are being met. By reflecting, we are looking back on a situation, pondering over it, learning from it and then using new knowledge we have to help us in future similar situations. Reflecting on a situation enables us to stand back and think about the situation, gain a new perspective and make sense of our experiences. Reflection on my practices helps me to see my weakness and strengths in my professional knowledge and work base skills. I can then endeavour to strengthen my weaknesses by highlighting them through my reflection, and then work out a plan to improve my knowledge or skill level within the areas required. Reflecting on our practices helps us to focus our thoughts on our experiences, gain a greater understanding of professional practice, and become more aware of the knowledge and skills that I have developed, identify my strengths and areas...
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