Using Critical Reflection

$49.50$44.55 Member Price

This course explains how critical reflection forms a crucial part of professional practice in early childhood education and care. It will provide you with a model and suggestions on how to make critical reflection a positive part of your everyday practice.

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Dr Jennifer Cartmel is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences and Social Work at Griffith University. Her expertise spans the early and middle childhood periods, and she has an extensive professional network across policy and practice in children’s services.

Jennifer’s work focuses on critical reflection as both a research approach and a tool for professional development. She leads research projects that contribute to the professionalisation of the school-age care workforce. She also works closely with state governments and peak associations, helping them deepen their understanding of outside school hours care services.

Learning outcomes

In this course, you will:

  • learn how to support children’s learning, development and wellbeing through critical reflection
  • explore the three elements integral to your success as a critical thinker: self-awareness, developing relationships with others, and building your own and your team’s knowledge
  • be introduced to the Circle of Change Revisited model of critical thinking.

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Course Duration

1 hour, 45 minutes

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