Reflective Practice: Writing and Professional Development (Google eBook)

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SAGE, Feb 4, 2010 - Education - 304 pages
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In the new third edition of this popular and highly readable book, the author draws on her considerable experience and extensive research to demonstrate a creative dynamic mode of reflection and reflexivity. Using expressive and explorative writing combined with in-depth group work/mentoring alongside appropriate focussed research, it enables critical yet sensitive examinations of practice.

Gillie offers a searching and thorough approach which increases student and professional motivation, satisfaction, and deep levels of learning. She clearly explains reflection; reflexivity; narrative; metaphor, and complexity, and grounds the literary and artistic methods in educational theory and values. Clear step-by-step practical methods are given for every aspect of the process.

New to this edition are:

  • A chapter presenting different ways of undertaking and facilitating reflective practice
  • Further international coverage, including material from Australia, New Zealand and the United States.

The Third Edition also includes:

  • An annotated glossary explaining key terms
  • End-of-chapter activities and exercises
  • Suggested further reading, and clear guides on chapter contents and how to use the book.

Companion website www.uk.sagepub.com/bolton
An accompanying companion website includes a range of free additional materials for lecturers and students to use in tutorials and for independent study, including discussion, workshop exercises, glossary and online readings.

The methods are appropriate to, and used worldwide by, students and professionals across education; medicine and healthcare; clinical psychology; therapy; social work; pastoral care; counselling; police; business management; organisational consultancy; leadership training.

  

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User Review  - hcameron - LibraryThing

Written for a variety of professions, including teaching and health care, an attempt at a comprehensive guide to written reflection, including whether to use a pen, pencil or computer, citing books from Kant to Winnie-the-Pooh, but nothing on specifically theological reflection. Read full review

Contents

AN INTRODUCTION
3
2 REFLECTION AND REFLEXIVITY
25
3 PRINCIPLES OF REFLECTIVE PRACTICE
46
4 THROUGH THE MIRROR
69
5 WRITING AS REFLECTION
84
HOW
101
A HOWTO GUIDE
103
7 THE LEARNING JOURNAL
125
10 REFLECTIVE PRACTICE AND TEAM DEVELOPMENT
177
OTHER METHODS
186
FOUNDATIONS
201
12 THE POWER OF NARRATIVE
203
13 THE POWER OF METAPHOR
221
OTHER WRITING FORMS
234
15 REFLECTION ON REFLECTION
252
BIBLIOGRAPHY
255

8 ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION
145
9 GROUP PROCESSES AND FACILITATION
157

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About the author (2010)

Dr Gillie Bolton is an international authority on writing and author of a long publication list including nine books (one in 4th Edition), academic papers (many in top ranking journals), as well as professional articles, poetry, and for a lay readership.† She has peer-reviewed for many journals and† has been a long serving editor of an academic and two professional journals.

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