Importance of the reflection process for pre-service teacher in terms of teaching, developing and improving; you will need to make connections to EYLF and Australian Professional Teachers’ Standards

Assessment Task 4

Critical Reflection of Professional Practice (2000 words)

This assignment will demonstrate your reflection of specific aspects towards your teaching on the GDECE104 placement.This reflection report will also help you to develop better understanding on evidence- based teaching and transition your teaching skills into second semester.This assessment will need tohighlight the importance of how pre-service teacher use the process of reflection to analyse and improve their work and teaching performance.

The suggested structure of Assessment 4:

1.Introduce your role during the placement;

2.Importance of the reflection process for pre-service teacher in terms of teaching, developing and improving; you will need to make connections to EYLF and Australian Professional Teachers’ Standards;

3.Guiding questions to reflect on:

How did you implement reflective teaching in your GDECE104 placement? What did you learn from your daily reflections?

What did you learn by reflecting your mentor teachers’ teaching practices?

What did you learn by reflecting on your students’ reactions or learning outcomes? Did you make any improvement?

Did you identify your weakness during your GDECE104 placement? Is your classroom management skill improved?

Is your oral instruction skill improved?

While you discuss your critical reflections toward your teaching practices, please use theories, EYFL and Australian Teachers’ standards to support your ideas.

4.Conclusion

Student must use FIVE References to write the critical reflection and follow APA style for in-text citation and reference list.

Possible reading for this assessment:

Hansen, A. (2012) Reflective Learning and Teaching in Primary Schools. London, SAGE Publications Ltd. McNally, J. et al (2007) ‘They think that swearing is okay’: first lessons in behaviour management.

Journal of Education for Teaching, 31 (3), pp. 169-185.

Brandenburg, R et al. (2017) Reflective Theory and Practice in Teacher Education. Singapore, Springer Nature.