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.
Completing Understanding the reflective practice cycle and how it drives everyday excellence will contribute one hour of PD addressing the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and aligns with the NESA criteria for Elective PD.
NESA Elective PD:
- Enhanced teaching practice to effect positive change and impact on student/child learning progress and achievements
- Involved opportunities to give and receive feedback and/or undertake self-reflection and reflection on the teaching practices of others
- Research based and evidence based
Alignment with Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
The Australian Professional Teaching Standards
APTS 3: Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
APTS 6: Engage in professional learning
APTS 7: Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community
For information regarding teacher registration and accreditation, contact the teacher registration board/institute in your state.
This webinar also aligns with:
Alignment with the Early Years Learning Framework
Early Years Learning Framework - Principles
Ongoing learning and reflective practice
Early Years Learning Framework - Practices
Assessing and monitoring children’s learning to inform provision and to support children in achieving learning outcomes
Alignment with the National Quality Standards
The National Quality Standard
QA 1: Educational program and practice
QA 6: Collaborative partnerships with families and communities