One reason for Reflection being used is to give practitioners the chance to change an aspect within their setting, which they feel can be improved in order to help the development of children within their practice. Reflective practice is about improving practice and coming up with theories to support the improvement (Holmes, 2011, p.7). Reflective practice using critical reflection will allow the practitioners to identify what they do well and what they need to improve on within their Early Years settings. It can also give practitioners the opportunity to develop their professional identity, and work at improving their working environment (Forde et al, 2006, p.65, 66). By allowing practitioners the chance to improve their working environment, it can have a huge influence on the children and their development within the Early Years. For example, a teacher looking back and being reflective over their lesson, will allow them to make amelioration for when they teach that lesson again, thus leading to further learning development of the
...on skill to our own practice to improve performance. Reflective practice should happen with an open mind so practitioners are able to examine, question and assess their own practice. Reflective practice allows practitioners to develop their overall role as they become more confident in their own judgement of practice. Reflective practice is a good way of being prepared for similar situations that may occur in the future that haven’t gone as well as expected previously. There are many ways that practitioners can use reflective practice in setting.
Legislation is the process of making or enacting laws that applies to a nation, state or country. In the United Kingdom, legislations (laws) are made by passing of bills through parliament i.e. House of Commons and the House of Lords. Legislations and policies are there to provide and promote safety, fair access to services to improve the quality of care. (Vocabulary.2015.)
Policy in my perspective illustrates as a decision making, planning and or action taken to achieve a certain specific goal within our society. According to Longest B. (2010), his definition stated in his text book states that a policy is defined as ” authoritative decisions made in the legislative, executive, or judicial branches of government that are intended to direct or influence the actions, behaviors, or decisions of others.” In developing a policy, certain steps need to be taken in act to implement the policy. The crucial steps in implementing a policy are: recognizing the problem, agenda setting, formulating the policy, and finally implementing the policy (N.A., 2015).
The ability to become reflective in practice has become a necessary skill for health professionals. This is to ensure that health professionals are continuing with their daily learning and improving their practice. Reflective practice plays a big part in healthcare today and is becoming increasingly noticed.
The Regulations were introduced to reinforce the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. The Management of Health and Safety at Work places duties on employers and employees including those who are clients, designers, principal contractors or other contractors
Reflective practice is the process of taking a step away from the work environment and thinking about your practice, consciously analysing the decisions you make during your practice and drawing on theory, relate it to what you do in practice (The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, 2016).
Without agreement on what reflective practice is, it is difficult to decide on teaching‑learning strategies. Reflective practice may be a developmental learning process (Williamson 1997), may have different levels of attainment (Wellington 1996), and may be affected by a learner’s cognitive ability (James and Clarke 1994), willingness to engage in the process (Bright 1996; Haddock 1997), and orientation to change (Wellington 1996). However, there does seem to be some agreement that critical reflection consists of a process that can be taught to adults. Brookfield (1988) identified four processes central to learning how to be critically reflective: assumption analysis, contextual awareness, imaginative speculation, and reflective skepticism.
Legislation in schools is put in place to promote equality and to make sure there is no discrimination against pupils staff or visitors. Legislation makes sure children's basic needed whilst in school are met and it is a safe environment for child to learn in, with the people working in the setting having strict CRB checks against them ensuring the safeguarding of all pupils.
Reflection is a key element of the human learning process. It can be used to justify aspects of practice and legitimise the knowledge gained from it, as opposed to traditional forms of learning.
Reflective Practice is a continuous action that directly affects anyone who is a practitioner. Jasper (2006, p. 53) stated that the benefits to the profession are the development of the nursing knowledge base and the recognition that nurses are contributing to both patient care and improved practice. Further, Jasper (2006, p. 43) explains that Reflective Practice is the foundation upon which reflection and reflective learning are based.
The Health and Safety Act of 1974 was set up as a means to protect
Reflective practice means thinking about and evaluating what you do and discussing any changes which could be made. By using reflective practice and constantly monitoring the way in which you work your evaluation will give you pointers in how to make your activities more efficient. By making activities and sessions better teachers and teaching assistants will be increasing the childrenâ€TMs learning possibilities and standards. This is closely related to your own professional development and also the way in which activities are carried out with the children and whether the activities need adapting. For example, an activity that I completed with a small group of children was a maths intervention group for using long multiplication. The first time I tried this intervention group I started with a 3 digit number times by a two digit number. Some of the children understood this technique but not all were successful. After looking at how I
Safety culture construction is increasingly emphasized by enterprises, taking employee safety and health as well as enterprise development as objectives, guiding employees to establish the correct security values, form and improve safety rules and regulations in the organization, strengthen security education and training and improve safety of workplace become significant parts of enterprises’further development. Required by WHS acts (Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995), both employees and employers have responsibilities to set up a safe and healthy working environment and for employees they should protect themselves away from injuries and follow WHS instructions and safe rules. From employers’ perspective, they have responsibilities to make sure training and supervising about safe work practices have already provided to employees and workers are protected by WHS systems and update rules.