SRF Program

  • Reflective Practice

    VEYLDF Alignment

    ​Item uses these practice principles: Reflective practice, Partnerships with families, High expectations for every child, Respectful relationships andn responsive engagement, Equity and diversity, Integrated teaching and learning approaches, Partnerships with professionals.

    ​Item responds to these sub-outcomes: Not applicable. 




    ​Reflective practice is a workshop that is available in three-hour or full-day formats and aims to develop strategies for peer-to-peer reflective practice.

    Educators participating in this program will:

    • understand the guiding principles and theoretical underpinnings of reflective practice
    • be able to articulate the outcomes of effective reflection on practice
      experience effective strategies for peer-to-peer reflective practice.

    Learning objectives include:

    • development of a shared understanding in relation to what constitutes effective reflective practice
    • enhancement of understanding of the connection between theory, leading practice and practice reflection.

    The full-day workshops will also increase participants’ ability to model and facilitate reflective practices with colleagues and parents.

    Detailed Costs

    ​Half-day (three-hour) workshop: $203 per person OR $5057/workshop (maximum 25 participants)

    Full-day workshop: $323/person OR $8057/workshop (maximum 25 participants)

    Implementation Considerations

    Target population: early years educators and any other professionals involved in a place-based approach.

    Program/practice descriptions and details: this workshop draws on and incorporates key principles of the Family Partnership Model in supporting practitioners to help professionals understand and practice skills and strategies for practice change through peer-to-peer and practitioner-to-parent reflection. All workshops are available in regional and rural locations.

    Program adaptability: Facilitators can modify the workshop content to meet the needs of participants and the community context. Contact the provider directly to discuss.

    Staffing: services should consider the cost of backfill in determining the cost of accessing this resource.

    Training requirements: there is a minimum requirement of eight participants and a maximum of 25. Services may wish to ‘pool’ funding with other services to meet minimum numbers. This also makes the workshops more cost-effective. Completion of the ‘Working in Partnership’ workshop is encouraged but not essential.

    Strength of Evidence

    ​Level 5 – Foundational research evidence