Using Critical Reflection

By Dr Jenny Cartmel


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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
5Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning
6Engage in professional 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 course explains how critical reflection forms a crucial part of professional practice in early childhood education and care. It will provide you with a model and suggestions on how to make critical reflection a positive part of your everyday practice.

In this course, you will:

  • learn how to support children’s learning, development and wellbeing through critical reflection
  • explore the three elements integral to your success as a critical thinker: self-awareness, developing relationships with others, and building your own and your team’s knowledge
  • be introduced to the Circle of Change Revisited model of critical thinking.


Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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




Watch the trailer for Using Critical Reflection below.