Theories Of Reflective Practice

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Reflective practice is when you look back over the things you have done and consider how they went. Also, you should think about what went well, what went not so well and how you could improve in the future (skills you need,2017).

Reflective practice allows you to identify your own strengths and weaknesses and limitations.

Reflective practice helps you prepare you for the requirements of the profession.

Reflective practice is simply the process of reflecting on something you have done or a task you have undertaken, looking at it from different perspectives and seeing if you could make any positive changes. There are several theories on reflection, Donald Schön theory presented
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For example, a teacher being reflective on her own practice. This allows the teacher to see what is and isn't working, if they are impacting children or missing the mark; reminds them why they doing an activity and the things we want the children to take away from it. For me it refines my skills and makes sure I am teaching to the children as I then where and where I need to modify or reteach things. As you reflect, you will better understand your roles as a…show more content…
Managing a team of people requires a balance between people skills and technical expertise. Reflective practice gives leaders with an opportunity to critically review what has been successful in the past and where improvement can be made.

Leadership is the art of motivating a group of people to act towards achieving a common goal.

The process of encouraging and helping others to work enthusiastically towards objectives.

There are leader's styles within organisational settings. The leadership are laissez faire, democratic, autocratic, situational leadership styles.

Laissez faire: a free rein leader does not lead, but leaves the group entirely to itself such a leader allows maximum freedom to subordinate's, I.e. they are given a free hand in deciding their own policies and methods.

Can be very useful in business where creative ideas are important.

Can be highly motivational, as people have control over their working life

Can make coordination and decision making time-consuming and lacking in overall direction

Relies on good team work

Autocratic or authoritarian style: all decisions-making powers are centralised in the leader, as with dictator
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