This webinar will provide an overview of the reflective practice cycle, including critical reflections, and how they are used to drive quality and continuous improvement. There are two parts to being a reflective practitioner. First, we must openly, honestly and continuously be prepared to ask the hard questions of ourselves, and our team…’is this the best we can do?’, ’what opportunities would arise doing it another way?’. And secondly, we must be prepared to find the answers. Writing words on a piece of paper and not doing anything is called a diary. Writing reflections, sharing them, discussing them, researching them and actioning them…that’s a reflective practice cycle. This sits naturally within your current planning cycle and continuous improvement strategies. We will look at and discuss examples of a variety of reflective practice strategies and learn how to utilise reflective practices to drive not only individual but also, centre-wide continuous improvement.
- clarity in understanding between reflective practices and critical reflections
- build knowledge on how to communicate your ideas more effectively
- know what to document, and what not to document in the reflective practice cycle
NESA ACCREDITED HOURS
To achieve NESA accredited hours you are required to attend Making it visible Part 1 and Part 2
Making It Visible – Documenting the planning cycle and reflective practices will contribute 2 hours 30 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum/EYLF addressing standard descriptor 3.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Completing Part 2 Understanding the reflective practice cycle and how it drives everyday excellence will contribute one hour of PD that aligns with the NESA (NSW) criteria for Elective PD in the priority area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum/EYLF addressing standard descriptor 3.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
The National Quality Standard: QA 1: Educational program and practice