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.
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)
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