Most student teachers find one of the hardest parts of post-16 teacher training qualifications to be the use of the personal development journal (PDJ). The developing emphasis on reflective practice means that the PDJ is central to all post-16 teaching qualifications, and is also central to meeting the FENTO standards for post-16 teaching practice.
This book provides excellent coverage of the FENTO standards, and links them to the use and development of the PDJ. It is the only book to provide this indepth coverage of how to use PDJs. The book is clearly and concisely written, and guides the reader through the initially daunting prospect of reflective practice. It shows the reader how to turn the task of writing a PDJ into the essential and useful tool it is intended to be, rather than an exercise in producing paper. It also provides excellent coverage of the areas of teaching practice as laid out in the FENTO standards. It should be considered to be essential reading for any student teacher undertaking a post-16 teaching qualification.