Using Critical Reflection


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National Quality Standard
QA1Educational program and practice
QA4Staffing arrangements
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
3Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning


Dr Jenny Cartmel
Dr Jenny Cartmel (Griffith University) is a senior lecturer in the School of Human Services and Social Work at Griffith University.


This module explains how critical reflection forms a crucial part of professional practice in early childhood education and care, and provides a model and suggestions for how to make critical reflection a positive part of everyday practice.

The module will provide you with an understanding of:

  • how an educator’s critical reflection supports children’s learning, development and wellbeing
  • three elements integral to your success as a critical thinker: self-awareness, building relationships with others, and building knowledge in yourself and your team
  • the Circle of Change Revisited Model of Critical Thinking

Once you’ve finished the module, you’ll be able to download and save a certificate of completion.

Suitable for early childhood education and care professionals at all stages of their careers. This module will take an estimated one hour to complete.


Completing Using Critical Reflection will contribute 1 hour of PD addressing standard 3.6.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.




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