The reflective practitioner: how professionals think in action

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Basic Books, 1983 - Education - 374 pages
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A leading M.I.T. social scientist and consultant examines five professionsengineering, architecture, management, psychotherapy, and town planningto show how professionals really go about solving problems.The best professionals, Donald Schon maintains, know more than they can put into words. To meet the challenges of their work, they rely less on formulas learned in graduate school than on the kind of improvisation learned in practice. This unarticulated, largely unexamined process is the subject of Schon's provocatively original book, an effort to show precisely how "reflection-in-action" works and how this vital creativity might be fostered in future professionals.

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User Review  - Jaime Simmons - Goodreads

Not at all what I thought it was going to be... slow, dry and repetitive. Read full review

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User Review  - Edward ONeill - Goodreads

Schon brilliantly outlines the grudge academics have against people who actually do things--notably plan and give services. Schon has found ways to track the thought process that goes into things like ... Read full review


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Schon is Ford Professor Emeritus and Senior Lecturer in the department of urban studies and planning at MIT.

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