The Critically Reflective Practitioner

Author: Sue Thompson

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230366554

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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This succinct and insightful guide to reflective practice is designed for students and practitioners of social work, health care and related fields. Its clear and careful integration of both the 'thinking and doing' elements of the often challenging task of practising reflectively makes this an ideal text at all levels of study and practice.
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Being Critically Reflective

Engaging in Holistic Practice

Author: Fiona Gardner

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137276681

Category: Education

Page: 216

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Many students and practitioners are familiar with critical reflection but struggle to make space for it in their everyday practice. This book provides an accessible and practical introduction not only to doing critical reflection, but to being critically reflective. • It demonstrates how reflective capacity can be developed in different practice contexts and applied productively to supervision, teamwork and interprofessional working. • It outlines the different theoretical underpinnings and methods of critical reflection, exploring the use of visual images, writing techniques and group meetings. • It is rich with engaging case studies and questions for the reader that will help them to make critical reflection an integral part of their everyday practice. This book is an ideal guide to dealing with challenge and change across a range of social and healthcare services, including social work, nursing, youth and community work, counselling and allied healthcare professions.
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The Reflective Practice Guide

An interdisciplinary approach to critical reflection

Author: Barbara Bassot

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317666011

Category: Education

Page: 152

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The Reflective Practice Guide supports all students for whom the process of reflecting on developing knowledge and skills is crucial to successful professional practice. It offers an accessible introduction to a wide range of theories and models that can help you engage more effectively in critical reflection. Illustrated throughout with examples and case studies drawn from a range of interdisciplinary professional contexts, The Reflective Practice Guide offers models of practice that can be applied in a variety of settings. Reflective questions in each chapter help you apply ideas to your own professional context. Drawing on literature from a range of disciplines, key aspects of reflection explored include: Becoming more self-aware The role of writing in reflection Learning from experience Learning from positives and negatives Emotions and processing feelings Bringing assumptions to the surface Learning from feedback Reflecting in groups Managing change. The Reflective Practice Guide is an essential source of support, guidance and inspiration for all students on education, nursing, social work and counselling courses, who want to think about practice at a deeper level, question approaches, challenge assumptions and gain greater self-awareness.
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The Reflective Practitioner in Professional Education

Author: L. Lawrence-Wilkes,L. Ashmore

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137399597

Category: Education

Page: 84

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How important is it to be a reflective practitioner in education today? This book examines the reflective practitioner role and the scope of reflective activities in professional practice, revealing that critical thinking is rooted in a philosophical debate about notions of truth linked to differing learning approaches.
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Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher

Author: Stephen Brookfield

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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Building on the insights of his highly acclaimed earlier work, The Skillful Teacher, Stephen D. Brookfield offers a very personal and accessible guide to how faculty at any level and across all disciplines can improve their teaching. Applying the principles of adult learning, Brookfield thoughtfully guides teachers through the processes of becoming critically reflective about teaching, confronting the contradictions involved in creating democratic classrooms and using critical reflection as a tool for ongoing personal and professional development.Using numerous examples, Brookfield describes what critical reflection is and why it is so important. He tells how teachers can reframe their teaching by viewing their practice through four distinctive lenses: their autobiographies as teachers and learners, their students' eyes, their colleagues' perceptions, and theoretical literature. He includes specific advice on using practical approaches to critical reflection such as teaching diaries, role model profiles, participant learning portfolios, structured critical conversation. the Critical Incident Classroom Questionnaire, the Good Practices Audit, and more. He explains how the literature of educational research and philosophy can be used as an aid to, rather than an inhibitor of, critical reflection. And he discusses how to create a campus culture that supports critically reflective teaching.
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The Reflective Journal

Author: Barbara Bassot

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137603496

Category: Political Science

Page: 184

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This is the second edition of Barbara Bassot's hugely popular The Reflective Journal, the uniquely inspiring introduction to critically reflective practice. A powerful tool for processing your thoughts, feelings and actions, this book will lead you to a deeper understanding of yourself, your work and your studies, enabling you to develop your practice and achieve your professional goals. The new edition includes 10 brand-new sections, on themes such as reflecting in groups, time management and challenging limiting assumptions, as well as the space to write your reflections and the wealth of tips and advice on career development that made the first edition such a bestseller. Written for students on a range of courses, from education and business to social work, counselling and health, this book is also a must-have companion for those on placement or in professional practice – or indeed anyone who is being encouraged to reflect more deeply and critically on what they do.
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Building Capacity

Strategic Professional Development for Early Childhood Practitioners

Author: Bridie Raban

Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia

ISBN: 9780170132701

Category: Early childhood education

Page: 70

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The Early Childhood Consortium Victoria (ECCV) at The University of Melbourne, has developed a Self-Assessment Manual (SAM) designed as an instrument for early childhood practitioners and undergraduate early childhood students to use in reflecting and mapping out a professional development pathway in a systematic way. The SAM instrument promotes individual professional development through guided reflection and self assessment and engages participants in reviewing and clarifying their own professional practice with support. Using guided reflection, SAM works towards empowering participants to search and discover what they may have stopped seeing or are unable to see in their own practice. SAM serves the dual purposes of addressing issues of service quality, as well as promoting individual professional development through reflective practice. SAM comprises of four sections, and by working through these sections participants will be involved in: self-directed learning; guided reflection and interactive discussion. SAM has been modelled around six major theoretical perspectives that will be familiar to early childhood professionals and undergraduate early childhood teachers: the Maturational, Behaviourism, Psycho-dynamic, Developmental, Socio-constructivist and Ecological Systems perspectives. These perspectives and styles of practice are embedded within a framework that enables participants to track their practice across three dimensions commonly found in quality measures: the Environment, Pedagogy and Partnerships. The framework provides the basis for observing and informing practice. The five principles which have guided SAM's development have been to focus on excellence in early childhood service delivery, to develop a theoretically sound framework, to make the instrument user-friendly, to incorporate guided reflection and to design an instrument that allows participants to view professional development in a planned way that empowers participants.
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Social Work and Domestic Violence

Developing Critical and Reflective Practice

Author: Lesley Laing,Cathy Humphreys,Kate Cavanagh

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446290999

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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Domestic violence affects all areas of social work. This book shows how social workers can intervene in everyday practice with victims, their families and perpetrators of domestic abuse. It provides students with knowledge of theory, research and policy to put directly in practice across a variety of legal and service-user contexts. Topics covered include: Child protection Interprofessional collaboration The policy and legal context Working with women Working with men Each chapter begins with a case study and concludes with reflective questions to highlight practice dilemmas and challenge students to reflect critically. Further reading from a rich range of sources guides readers to expand their knowledge. This book will be valuable reading for students studying domestic violence, child protection, and family social work, as well as practitioners of Social Work.
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