Reflective Practice in Education for Leaders

Training and Coaching

Unit Code
Level 7
Distance Learning
Class Room
Unit Code
Level 7
Distance Learning Fee
Face to Face Fee
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Total Fee £1600

£2360 (£1600 during the tuition waiver period)

Please see the Tuition Fee section to see if you are eligible for a scholarship.
Course Overview

The aim of this course is to develop learners’ understanding of reflective practice in leading an organisation and planning for personal development so that they can apply it in an educational context.

Course Content


  • What is Critical Reflective Teaching?
  • What Makes Reflection Critical?
  • The Theoretical Background
  • Postmodernism and Deconstructivism
  • Critical Social Theory

Reflective Practice

  • What is Reflective Practice?
  • Models for Reflection
  • Kolb’s Model of Experiential Learning
  • Gibbs’s Reflective Cycle
  • Rolfe, Freshwater, & Jasper ‘What’ Model

Reflection Practice in Educational Settings

  • Being a Reflective Teacher
  • Guided Reflection.
  • Critical Incident Protocol
  • Critical, Reflective Teaching Principles
  • Knowledge to Reflect on for Managing Use of Teaching Strategies

Reflective Journaling

  • Reflective Journals
  • Why keep a journal?
  • How to keep a journal?
  • How do journals promote reflective learning?

Critical and Situated Reflective  in Education

  • Critical Reflection
  • Situated Reflective Practice
  • Critical Reflection in the Professional Development
  • Critical reflection for transformative learning
  • Students’ Reflective and Critical Thinking

Facilitating Learning from Reflective Practice

  • Reflective Classroom Communication
  • Emotional Aspects of Thinking and Learning
  • Reflective Classroom Management
  • Reflective Assessment Practices
  • Teaching Strategies to Promote Reflection
Learning Outcome & Assessment Criteria

1. Demonstrate an understanding of theories and approaches for reflective practice

  1. Examine historical context and foundational theories of reflective practice
  2. Examine models and approaches for reflective practice
  3. Identify and discuss the benefits and challenges of reflective practice

2.  Demonstrate an understanding of the function of reflective practice in relation to leading improvement in educational provisions and practice

  1. Apply the principles of reflective practice in an educational context
  2. Employ reflective journaling in an educational context
  3. Examine the significance of critical and situated reflective practice in education

3.  Understand how to lead others in reflective practice

  1. Analyse the importance of supporting others’ reflective practice to enhance professional development
  2. Describe and implement approaches used to facilitate learning from reflective practice
  3. Create an action plan for professional development based on reflective practice
  • The assessment strategy for this course is designed to test all the learning outcomes.
  • Learners must demonstrate successful achievement of all learning outcomes to pass the course.
Assessment Marking Criteria


Citizens of the following countries are eligible for a 50% scholarship upon writing a personal statement. All scholarships are to be approved by the Academic Board. The list of countries are: Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Philippines, Bhutan, Morocco, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Laos, Cambodia, India, Nigeria, Ghana, Bangladesh, Laos, Myanmar, Pakistan, Nepal and South Africa. Please talk to your student counselor and ask for the Coupon Code to get the 50% Tuition Waiver.

  • The assessment criteria for a pass will be presented with the summative exercise.
  • Further information and guidance on the assessment will be made available through the tutor.
Unit Pass Requirements

To pass the unit a 40% overall grade must be achieved.

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  • All course material, including online modules and written assignments
  • Unlimited personal tutor support with online sessions
  • Dedicated student support
  • Access to an online community learning forums
  • Assignment marking and feedback
Am I eligible for this programme?

You are eligible if you meet our stipulated entry requirements.

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