Reflective Teaching in Schools
544 pages
ISBN: 9781441191700

Reflective Teaching in Schools: 4th Edition

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Andrew Pollard

Building on best-selling texts over three decades, this thoroughly revised new edition is essential reading for both primary and secondary school teachers in training and in practice, supporting both initial school-based training and extended career-long professionalism. Considering a wide range of professionally relevant topics, Reflective Teaching in Schools presents key issues and research insights, suggests reflective activities for classroom work and offers guidance on selected readings.

Uniquely, two levels of support are offered:

  • Practical advice and comprehensive, evidence-based guidance on key issues in classroom practice - including relationships, behaviour, curriculum planning, learning and teaching strategies, assessment processes and evaluation.
  • Routes to deeper forms of expertise, introducing evidence-informed 'principles' and 'concepts' to support more in-depth understanding of teacher expertise, as trialled with primary and secondary practitioners in the UK and beyond.

Many UK educationalists have contributed to these resources over the years. For this edition, the task was taken forward by primary and secondary teams from the University of Cambridge.

Offering further support for reflective practice in schools, Readings for Reflective Teaching in Schools directly complements and extends the chapters in this book. It has been designed to provide convenient access to key texts. It will be of particular help as a compact and portable library - for instance, in school-led teacher education.

The associated website,, offers an enormous range of supplementary resources including reflective activities, research briefings, advice on further reading and additional chapters. It also features a compendium of educational terms, links to useful websites, and a conceptual framework for deepening expertise. The latter also showcases examples of excellent research and practice.

This book is one of the Reflective Teaching Series - applying principles of reflective practice in early years, schools, further, higher and adult education.