The Reflective Practitioner: How Professionals Think In Action

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Basic Books, Sep 23, 1984 - Psychology - 384 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.
 

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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 Knowledge
3
From Technical Rationality to ReflectioninAction
21
Design as a Reflective Conversation with the Situation
76
Psychotherapy The Patient as a Universe of One
105
The Structure of ReflectioninAction
128
Reflective Practice in the ScienceBased Professions
168
Town Planning Limits to ReflectioninAction
204
The Art of Managing ReflectioninAction Within an Organizational Learning System
236
Patterns and Limits of ReflectioninAction Across the Professions
267
Implications for the Professions and Their Place in Society
287
NOTES
355
INDEX
365
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Donald A. Schön is Ford Professor of Urban Studies and Education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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