Reflective Practice: Writing and Professional Development

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SAGE Publications, Feb 25, 2010 - Business & Economics - 279 pages
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In this fully updated and revised third edition, 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 sensitive and critical examinations of practice.

The author offers a searching and thorough approach which increases student and professional motivation, satisfaction, and deep levels of learning. She clearly explains the use of reflection; reflexivity; narrative; metaphor; complexity, and the literary and artistic methods used are firmly grounded in educational theory and pedagogical principles.

  

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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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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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