Reflective practice gives you a better understanding of why things happen. It assists you to recognise good practice – what is working well – as well as think about ways to change and improve what you do.
· Reflective practice challenges you to take a step back and think about how your session went, to bring about learning in your work.
· Reflective practice almost always results in a plan of action for the future, and therefore improves the way you facilitate your MyTime groups.
· Reflection is a powerful process in improving your performance, and like any skill, it can be developed and mastered.
Interested in learning more about why reflective practice is important? Whilst specific to the Victorian Early Years Framework, this paper provides solid evidence outlining why reflective practice is so important.