Reviews: Reflective learning

15 reviews found for "Reflective learning"
Book review : Becoming a reflexive researcher : using our selves in research
This is a book review of Becoming a reflexive researcher: using our selves in research written by Kim Etherington and published by Jessica Kingsley in 2004, ISBN 9781843102595. It was reviewed by Jenny Hughes for ESCalate. The book is divided into four sections: Bringing theories alive, the Masters Stage of the Journey, the Doctoral Stages, and the Postdoctoral Stages. It is structured around the author’s own journey as a researcher, and the...
Book review : Becoming a reflexive researcher : using our selves in research
This book is underpinned by a ‘study of researchers who value the use of reflexivity’, many of whom are studying (or have studied) for Master’s or PhD degrees in Counselling at the University of Bristol. Kim includes her own story and her ‘personal responses’ to the stories of others. She has achieved her aim of the book being readable and giving insight into the processes of doing research through the lenses of the personal stories of...
Book review : Captivating your class : effective teaching skills
This is a book review of Captivating your class : effective teaching skills by Joanne Philpott, published by Continuum in 2009, ISBN 9781847062673. It was reviewed by Simon Atkinson of Sijen Education / Massey University, New Zealand on behalf of ESCalate. This book is structured around six sections; Enlivening A level teaching and learning, Creating independent students, Encouraging reflective learners, Extending students thinking, Revision, and...
Book review : Creative teaching and learning resource book
This is a book review of Creative teaching and learning resource book by Brin Best and Will Thomas, published by Continuum in 2009, ISBN 9780826483768. It was reviewed by Margaret Simms of ProCEEd on behalf of ESCalate. This is a book for teachers who already manifest effective teaching and learning strategies, and who are keen to try out new practical strategies designed to enhance creative teaching and learning experiences. The authors...
Book review : Reflective teaching (3rd ed.)
This is a book review of Reflective teaching (3rd ed.) by Andrew Pollard, published by Continuum in 2008, ISBN 9780826493408. It was reviewed by Emese Hall of the University of Exeter, on behalf of ESCalate. It is fair to say that Reflective Teaching contains something interesting and useful on most topics that you can think of in relation to teaching: from accountability to values. It is divided into three sections: Part 1 concerns ‘Becoming a...
Book review : Reflective teaching and learning : a guide to professional issues for beginning secondary teachers
This is a book review of Reflective teaching and learning : a guide to professional issues for beginning secondary teachers edited by Sue Dymoke and Jennifer Harrison, published by Sage in 2008, ISBN 9781412946476. It was reviewed by Angela Jaap of the University of Glasgow on behalf of ESCalate. The book aims to support teachers in developing their theoretical knowledge of reflective teaching and to relate this to the context of the classroom....
Book review : Teaching in the lifelong learning sector
This is a book review of Teaching in the lifelong learning sector by Peter Scales, published by the Open University Press in 2008, ISBN 9780335222407. It was reviewed by Jonathan Tummons of the University of Teesside on behalf of ESCalate. The book has a number of key textual features that are present throughout the book. Chapters have specific aims and are mapped to relevant parts of the QTLS framework; extracts from reflective journals provided...
Book review : The educational potential of e-portfolios : supporting personal development and reflective learning
This is a book review of The educational potential of e-portfolios : supporting personal development and reflective learning by Lorraine Stefani, Robin Mason and Chris Pegler, published by Routledge in 2007, ISBN 9780415412148. It was reviewed by Emma Purnell of the University of Wolverhampton on behalf of ESCalate. The book considers the areas of pedagogy and technical infrastructure within the context of eportfolios. Its approach could be...
Book review : Threads of thinking : young children learning and the role of early education
This is a book review of Threads of thinking : young children learning and the role of early education by Cathy Nutbrown, published by Sage in 2006, ISBN 9781412910842. It was reviewed by Margaret Simms of ProCEEd on behalf of ESCalate. This book shows how young children’s learning can be more effective using naturally occurring opportunities rather than artificially divided man-made compartments called subjects. The book is divided into four...
Book Review: A Handbook of Reflective and Experiential Learning: Theory and Practice
This book proves to be a useful guide to understanding and using reflective and experiential learning, looking both at theory and practical implementation.Treading a path between theory and practice is always tricky and, on balance, the book's strength, for me, rests in the practical help it offers
Book Review: Learning through Storytelling in Higher Education: Using Reflection and Experience to Improve Learning
Learning through Storytelling in Higher Education is aimed at those students and professionals involved in higher education. It begins by introducing us to the authors’ own stories, tracing the history of their interest in story telling. It provides a useful resource for those seeking to build on experiences that students bring from the workplace by showing how to encourage reflection on stories and how to help students to learn from them
Book Review: Playing a Part : Drama and Citizenship
This is not a learned book, but it is a significant book which I would recommend to teachers and teacher educators. It owes its origins to a London inner city theatre company being asked to produce a play for school pupils on Citizenship. Despite reservations the three actors developed a play to which they gave the title 'One Thursday' and toured it around youth groups. The book grew out of these experiences, exploring issues, giving examples of...
Book review: Reflective practice in the lifelong learning sector
This is a book review of Reflective practice in the lifelong learning sector by Jodi Roffey-Barentsen and Richard Malthouse, published by Learning Matters in 2009, ISBN 9781844451845. It was reviewed by Jonathan Tummons of Teesside University on behalf of ESCalate. This book is for trainee teachers in the learning and skills sector, who are working towards professional qualifications such as a PGCE or Certificate in Education. The key themes of...
Book Review: Reflective teaching of history 11-18
The book has been written as a core text for those beginning the profession of history teacher in England and Wales and is certainly a useful contribution to the education of new history teachers. It ought nonetheless to be of interest and use both to history teacher educators and teachers of history who wish to develop their reflection-on-practice and further their understanding of the research evidence for much of what they do in the classroom
Book Review: Theories and Approaches to Learning in the Early Years
Book Review: Theories and Approaches to Learning in the Early Years. This book encourages examination and reflection of practice . Influential thinkers like Froebel, Steiner and Montessori are discussed, but also other newer approaches like New Zealand's Te Whariki framework. Chapters are written by various educational experts. Overall, this is considered an excellent book for today's graduates