Reflective practice: The foundation of quality
This series of 3 sessions (held over 1.5 days) will support participants to consider the place of reflection within their professional practice and will assist participants to consider the depth of existing practices in their service and ways to further enhance reflective practices.
Part 1: What is reflective practice?
Tuesday, 5th May, 9.30am - 12.30pm
This session will explore underpinning theories which lead to deeper level reflection which enhances higher level thinking and outcomes. Participants will understand the rationale for the use of reflective practice and links to EYLF and NQS, including practical considerations of the barriers and complexities relevant to your setting.
Part 2: Tools for reflection
Tuesday, 5th May, 1.00pm - 4.00pm
This session will build on session one by providing opportunities to analyse how reflective practice currently occurs in your service and the opportunities for further development. We will introduce practical tools you can use with your team and explore how to create the necessary conditions for those tools to be effective.
Part 3: Taking your team with you
Tuesday, 12th May, 9.30am - 12.30pm
This session builds on the previous 2 sessions where we explore the leader’s role in embedding reflective practice within your service. Participants will develop plans to support their team to engage in higher level reflection. We will explore formal and informal structures to support a culture of reflection.
Links to Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
6.3 Engage with colleagues and improve practice
Contribute to collegial discussions and apply constructive feedback from colleagues to improve professional knowledge and practice.
7.4 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities
Participate in professional and community networks and forums to broaden knowledge and improve practice.