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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Review: The Reflective Practitioner: How Professionals Think in Action

User Review  - Rania Khayat - Goodreads

A very difficult read for me and I struggled with it although it sheds light on important insights on the reflective practitioner and the importance of professionals. Read full review

Review: The Reflective Practitioner: How Professionals Think in Action

User Review  - Ashfaq Ayon - Goodreads

Well, this book was a very difficult read for me. But thinking about how Schon's thoughts were of such depth given he wrote this in 1956 i got to say he is amazing. If you are studying Design Theories you might want to read it. It is also included in different curricula, I guess. Read full review

Contents

The Patient as a Universe of One
105
The Crisis of Confidence in Professional
128
Reflective Practice in the ScienceBased
168
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About the author (1983)

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

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