Developing Reflective Practice: A Guide for Beginning Teachers: A Guide for Beginning Teachers by Debra McgregorDeveloping Reflective Practice: A Guide for Beginning Teachers: A Guide for Beginning Teachers by Debra Mcgregor

Developing Reflective Practice: A Guide for Beginning Teachers: A Guide for Beginning Teachers

byDebra Mcgregor, Lesley Cartwright

Paperback | September 16, 2011

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This student friendly practical guide helps you get to grips with reflective practice in teaching, through bite-sized sections that are informative and quickly digestible. The book clearly explains some of the best-known theories on reflective practice and then shows how reflection on and in practice can have a positive impact on classroom performance. The very real problems faced by beginning teachers are brought to life through the use of rich case studies as well as extracts drawn from the reflective journals of those starting their teaching career. The illustrative case studies consider how reflective practice can inform your teaching practice, including:
  • Preparing for teaching
  • Fitting into your school
  • Designing lessons
  • Managing behaviour
  • Planning for creativity
  • Assessing effectively
  • Developing essential teaching techniques
  • Working effectively with your mentor
  • Extending your professional practice at Master’s levelAn additional feature of the book is the inclusion of a number of new suggestions for developing reflective practice based on the authors’ experience of training new teachers and supporting beginning teachers. Through reflective tasks based on the real problems that beginning teachers face you can actively develop your understanding and confidence in this area.

    This book is essential reading for trainees and newly qualified teachers as well as those supporting new entrants to the profession.

    Contributors: Linda Devlin, Mary Dunne, Vanessa Dye, Mahmoud Emira, Angela Gault, Fay Glendenning, Gerald Griggs, Paul Gurton, Dot Heslop, Lesley Mycroft, Sarah Powell, Lorraine Thomas, Julia Wilde

Deb McGregor is Reader in Developing Pedagogy and Educational Doctorate Award Leader at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. Lesley Cartwright is an Education Consultant, UK. She was previously principle lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton.
Title:Developing Reflective Practice: A Guide for Beginning Teachers: A Guide for Beginning TeachersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:9.49 × 6.65 × 0.79 inPublished:September 16, 2011Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:033524257X

ISBN - 13:9780335242573

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Table of Contents

What can reflective practice mean to you?
How do you become a reflective professional?
Who Do You Think You Are... and Who Do You Think You Will Be as a Teacher?
How Consciously Reflective Are You?
How does your teacher identity fit in with the culture of teaching and the organization?
Who are your partners in reflection? Identifying and mapping your complementary support systems.
How Can I Use Reflection to Develop Creativity in my Classroom?
Are you a Fatalist or an Idealist?
How can detailed reflection improve your practice? Frameworks to make small changes with big impact.
How can you make the best use of feedback on your teaching?
How can you overcome constraints to enhance reflective practice?
How can e-reflection help develop your practice?
"Reflection, reflection, reflection, I'm thinking all the time, why do I need a theory or model of reflection?"
Taking the longer term view: How can reflective practice sustain continuing professional development?