When you write an assignment you will need to refer to literature that you have read in order to support your argument or outline a theory. You must acknowledge the source of all works that you refer to by citing references.
Not acknowledging your sources, is called plagiarism.
e.g. Cohen (1992), studied indoctrination in the classroom
So what! Integrate the argument and use Cohen to support your point, not to provide a point in itself.
The concerns I have regarding imposing my own opinion on students in the classroom are reinforced by Cohen (1982, p.86) who feels that ‘everything that goes on in the ordinary classrooms of apparently liberal societies is in fact indoctrination.’
This is effective reflective writing –using references and reading to illuminate your own teaching practice.
Safety at work is an important topic in my vocational area and students study a module on safety at work. I believe that this is an important unit of study but that also our work environments also have to follow these procedures stringently as AS6 Professional Values states that teachers should be ‘committed to agreed codes of practice and the maintenance of a safe environment.’ It is not enough to theorise, students need to see safety procedures in operation in order for them to understand how they work in the vocational environment. AP6.2 also reinforces the importance of this practice, stating that teachers should maintain ‘a learning environment which conforms to statutory requirements.’ This also applies to more broadly to safety as an emotional right, the ‘promotion of equality.’ This is not covered in the core unit of the safety at work module, and I believe it should be as safety can also be interpreted as being free from bullying at work.