Reflective Practice Assignment

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This assignment will focus on the reflective practice demonstrated during my first term in School X. In order to discuss the significant impact of this practice, we must first understand the term ‘reflective practice’ whilst there are multiple definitions of reflective practice Kinsella. E (2009), my main focus will be a definition by Schon (1983) and contrast this with the findings of Moon (1999).

Dewey 1933 as cited in J. Dewey (2007) was one of the first to identify reflection as a specialised form on thinking. He considered reflection to stem from doubt, hesitation or perplexity related to a directly experienced situation. In my opinion I think it is important to take into account that every individual has their own method of reflection;
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Using various approaches to suit different groups enabled me to establish clear rules and routines to manage behaviour effectively. In my first 1-2 weeks I learnt that the students were unsettled, this was a direct reflection on the fact that the rules and routines were inconsistent. However once I implemented consistent rules and routines such as ensuring there is a clear starter activity set as soon as students come in the class, set time frames, clarity of key words, planners are opened on the correct date and to log on computers only if instructed to do so, it had a positive impact on managing behaviour (Appendix …show more content…
This approach has been so effective that as soon as I open a new slide on the whiteboard, the students are completely silent and tell each other to focus as they know that I am about to type ‘Time after school’. Unlike the first time whereby the class accumulated 8minutes after school, it has now resulted in 0minutes. Like Pavlov’s classical conditioning theory (Appendix 4) the students, like the dogs have been conditioned to associate a new slide on the whiteboard with ‘Time after school’. Pavlov 1926 as cited in McSweeny. F and Murphy. E (2014)

Upon reflection, my main concern with the various behaviour approaches used in my Year 10 class is that they are inconsistent with School X’s behaviour learning policy. This may result in a confusion of expectations from the students in their other classes. School X was awarded as ‘Outstanding’ in 2010 by Ofsted and had been noted to have ‘good’ behaviour throughout the school. School X, Ofsted Report

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