The reflective practitioner: how professionals think in action

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Arena, 1995 - Education - 374 pages
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A leading M.I.T. social scientist and consultant examines five professions - engineering, architecture, management, psychotherapy, and town planning - to show how professionals really go about solving problems.The best professionals, Donald Schön 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 Schön'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  - maribou - LibraryThing

The longer it's been since I read this, the more I appreciate it. Possibly the most helpful work-related book I've ever read, and I found it very pleasant to read on the sentence level as well. Read full review

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A provocative and powerful view of practical knowledge. Schon argues that effective professionals do not simply follow the accepted body of knowledge corresponding to their field, but instead engage ... Read full review

Contents

The Crisis of Confidence in Professional
3
Part II
73
The Patient as a Universe of One
105
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About the author (1995)

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

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