What you will study
- An introduction to reflective practice as professional development
- Dimensions of reflective practice and framework
- Five ways of reflecting for teachers: a working taxonomy
- The teacher’s awareness and understanding: exploring the teacher’s cognition
- Reflective practice tools and techniques
- Using critical incidents to reflect on teacher practice
- Enacting reflection results in teacher practice
- Reflective writing skills for personal and professional development
- The online space: developing strong pedagogy for online reflective practice
- Reflective practice and the consolidation of professional identity
Key features of the course
- Flexibility to suit your needs – allowing you to study anytime, anywhere
- An emphasis on personal and professional development through independent learning
- Relevance of topics and practical examples to the context of your own professional practice
- Guided independent study, directed research and reading as well as tutor-marked assignments, including a portfolio of evidence, to reinforce learning
- Certificate of completion from London School of Finance and Law
This non-credit two-month course is intended for teaching practitioners, prospective teachers and teacher educators who want to gain general knowledge, learn a new skill, upgrade existing skills or develop personal interests in subjects related to education.
This course can be taken alongside your professional studies elsewhere or as part of your informal career development programme. It will be of particular value to educators teaching business management, finance, tax law and professional English in further education establishments or delivering continuing professional development courses to tax, accounting and finance practitioners.
You will be encouraged to relate the content of the module to your own professional experiences. Therefore, you will need access to formal or informal educational settings to apply the ideas in practice and carry out observations. Non-teachers will be asked to look back on their experience as students.
- Knowledge and understanding
- Key skills
- Cognitive skills
- Practical and professional skills
- Transferable skills
- Professional training
- Further education
- Educational management
- Management consultancy
- Government offices and NGOs
- Coaching, mentoring and counselling in finance, tax advisory and business management
- English for Specific Purpose (ESP) teaching
Online learning with tutor guidance and support
How long it takes
2 months (64 hours)
You need to be able to spend approximately 8 hours per week on studying this module.
Teaching and assessment
A tutor will guide you throughout the study process and mark and comment on your written work. You and your tutor will primarily communicate with each other through email.
The course work includes tutor-marked assignments and end-of-module assessment. You must use the online VLE-system to submit your tutor-marked assignments and end-of-module assessment.
The Pass mark for the module is 50%. Upon successful completion, students are issued a certificate of completion from London School of Finance and Law.
All study materials are provided on the module website.
Microsoft Office presentations and Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) versions of study material are available.
A computer with a browser and broadband internet access is required for this module. Functionality may be limited on mobile or tablet devices.
If you have a disability or particular study requirements, please tell us as soon as possible.
Fees and funding
Course fees for 2023/2024 academic year: £360
Course fees cover registration, course materials, tuition and assessment.
LSFL course fees depend on the level and duration of courses: check all tuition fee rates for the current academic year here.
You may be eligible for tuition funding.
Next term start date: 20 May 2024
The module website will be available to registered students three days in advance of the module start. Module sessions will be opened every week or every two weeks to enable tutor-led, gradual progression through the study materials and continuous assessment.
Course registration is open, but please be aware that due to the increased demand it may take us longer to respond than usual.
Registration closes 10 May 2024 (places subject to availability)
Registration for current students:
Registration for new students:
You have to register as an LSFL student to study this course.
Developing Reflective Practice in Educational Settings starts three times a year – in January, May and September.
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English language requirements
There is no formal requirement to prove your English language proficiency to study our courses. If English is not your native or second language, or you would like to improve specialist language skills necessary for your profession, you may complete one of our English language courses. A full range of LSFL English language courses can be viewed here.