Reflection as a tool for quality: Working in the National Quality Standard
Author(s): Jennifer Cartmel, Kym Macfarlane and Marilyn Casley
ECA Code: RIP 1204
Reflection as a tool for quality: Working with the National Quality Standard is intended to assist educators to understand the process of critical reflection and its usefulness for facilitating quality practices in early years settings.
The processes highlighted in this document have been aligned to those required in the National Quality Framework (NQF) for Early Childhood Education and Care and the associated Quality Improvement Plan.
Chapters covered in this book include:
- what is reflection?
- what is critical reflection and how is it linked to the Quality Improvement Plan?
- before and after questions to help self-awareness
- conversations to build relationships
- a case study—Circles of Change.
Reflection as a tool for quality: Working with the National Quality Standard will be particularly helpful to lead educators working with staff teams to engage in reflective practice sessions. The strategies outlined will help early years educators to engage in reflective practice, develop their skills and build effective relationships.