The Critically Reflective Practitioner

The Critically Reflective Practitioner

Reflective practice is a widely-used concept across social work, nursing and other professions. This integrative text covers the field of reflective practice in terms of both the theory and the challenges of how to actually do it.

Author: Sue Thompson and Neil Thompson

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781352002164

Category: Experiential learning

Page: 171

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Categories: Experiential learning

The Critically Reflective Practitioner

The Critically Reflective Practitioner

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.

Author: Sue Thompson

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9780230366558

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.
Categories: Social Science

Becoming a Reflective Practitioner

Becoming a Reflective Practitioner

I first became aware of the difference between someone reading a narrative and
listening to the same narrative when I gave a paper at the Institute of Reflective
Practice2 workshop in 2005. Several members of the audience were given the ...

Author: Christopher Johns

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405185677

Category: Medical

Page: 360

View: 611

From Reviews of the second edition: 'Christopher Johns is an internationally recognised pioneer of reflective practice in nursing and health care. The first edition of this book was an excellent resource and this updated version is equally impressive. This is a superb resource for nurses and all those eager to enhance their knowledge and skills in reflective practice. It is well presented, user-friendly and stimulating.' Nursing Standard Becoming a Reflective Practitioner is a practical guide to using reflection in every day clinical practice. It explores the value of using models of reflection, with particular reference to Christopher Johns' own model for structured reflection. Becoming a Reflective Practitioner includes accounts of everyday practice to guide the reader through the stages of reflective practice within the context of care, 'desirable practice', and the caring relationship. This third edition reflects significant developments in reflective theory and gives greater attention to different approaches to reflection including the use of narrative dialogue. New chapters are included on ensuring quality and managing conflict. Exemplars are included throughout and further references and reflected reading are included at the end of each chapter. Reflective practice is acknowledged as an effective approach to developing nursing care which evolves as the practitioner develops his or her own practice. This book will therefore be of interest to all nurses involved in developing their clinical practice. A practical guide to developing reflective practice Reflects significant developments in reflective theory Examines Christopher Johns’ own model for structured reflection Centred on care and the caring relationship Challenges practitioners to question their practice
Categories: Medical

Being Critically Reflective

Being Critically Reflective

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 ...

Author: Fiona Gardner

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137276681

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 507

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.
Categories: Education

The Reflective Practice Guide

The Reflective Practice Guide

The Reflective Practice Guide supports all students for whom the process of reflecting on developing knowledge and skills is crucial to successful professional practice.

Author: Barbara Bassot

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317666011

Category: Education

Page: 152

View: 586

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.
Categories: Education

Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher

Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher

Filled with practical tools and expert insight, this volume helps facilitate a journey of constructive self-critique.

Author: Stephen D. Brookfield

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119050650

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 100

A practical guide to the essential practice that builds better teachers. Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher is the landmark guide to critical reflection, providing expert insight and practical tools to facilitate a journey of constructive self-critique. Stephen Brookfield shows how you can uncover and assess your assumptions about practice by viewing them through the lens of your students' eyes, your colleagues' perceptions, relevant theory and research, and your own personal experience. Practicing critical reflection will help you... Align your teaching with desired student outcomes See your practice from new perspectives Engage learners via multiple teaching formats Understand and manage classroom power dynamics Model critical thinking for your students Manage the complex rhythms of diverse classrooms This fully revised second edition features a wealth of new material, including new chapters on critical reflection in the context of social media, teaching race and racism, leadership in a critically reflective key, and team teaching as critical reflection. In addition, all chapters have been thoroughly updated and expanded to align with today's classrooms, whether online or face-to-face, in large lecture formats or small groups. In his own personal voice Stephen Brookfield draws from over 45 years of experience to illustrate the clear benefits of critical reflection. Assumptions guide practice and only when we base our actions on accurate assumptions will we achieve the results we want. Educators with the courage to challenge their own assumptions in an effort to improve learning are the invaluable role models our students need. Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher provides the foundational information and practical tools that help teachers reach their true potential.
Categories: Education

The Reflective Practitioner in Professional Education

The Reflective Practitioner in Professional Education

progress in learning (metacognition) and develop more effective critical thinking
skills. ... This suggests that the critically reflective practitioner can model reflexivity
and reflective learning, which is more likely to encourage and empower ...

Author: L. Lawrence-Wilkes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137399595

Category: Education

Page: 84

View: 710

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.
Categories: Education

Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher

Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher

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.

Author: Stephen Brookfield

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: UOM:49015003006815

Category: Education

Page: 296

View: 803

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.
Categories: Education

Social Work Critical Reflection and the Learning Organization

Social Work  Critical Reflection and the Learning Organization

My expectations of critically reflective practitioners are that they are willing to look
at events in their practice. Looking at these involves some description of the
immediate effects on the people involved and the feelings of the person reflecting
 ...

Author: Mark Baldwin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317053262

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

View: 513

A critical characteristic of human service organizations is their capacity to learn from experience and to adapt continuously to changing external conditions such as downward pressure on resources, constant reconfiguration of the welfare state and rapidly changing patterns of social need. This invaluable, groundbreaking volume discusses in detail the concept of the learning organization, in particular its relevance to social work and social services. Contributors join together from across Europe, North America and Australia to explore the development of the learning organization within social work contexts and its use as a strategic tool for meeting problems of continuous learning, supervision and change. The volume addresses a range of important topics, from strategies for embedding learning and critical reflection in the social work learning organization, to the implications of the learning organization for the new community-based health and social care agenda.
Categories: Social Science

Social Work Critical Reflection and the Learning Organization

Social Work  Critical Reflection and the Learning Organization

Withinthe expectations ofa critically reflective practitioner, articulated earlier,are
ahostof complexprocesses and ideas that canbe explored furtherby looking in
more detail at the framework of the critical incident analysis and considering how
 ...

Author: Dr Mark Baldwin

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409490609

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

View: 214

A critical characteristic of human service organizations is their capacity to learn from experience and to adapt continuously to changing external conditions such as downward pressure on resources, constant reconfiguration of the welfare state and rapidly changing patterns of social need. This invaluable, groundbreaking volume discusses in detail the concept of the learning organization, in particular its relevance to social work and social services. Contributors join together from across Europe, North America and Australia to explore the development of the learning organization within social work contexts and its use as a strategic tool for meeting problems of continuous learning, supervision and change. The volume addresses a range of important topics, from strategies for embedding learning and critical reflection in the social work learning organization, to the implications of the learning organization for the new community-based health and social care agenda.
Categories: Social Science

Supervising the Reflective Practitioner

Supervising the Reflective Practitioner

When Tony Ghaye was the editor of the journal Reflective Practice between 2004
and 2006 he received more papers ... not only assessing, critically reflective
practice and there are excellent sources available to which I will provide
signposts.

Author: Joyce Scaife

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317834144

Category: Psychology

Page: 300

View: 678

Development as a reflective practitioner has become an essential quality for practitioners in the fields of health, education and social care. Supervising the Reflective Practitioner provides guidance for supervisors, focusing on what they can do to facilitate the development of reflective practice in supervisees. This book contains a wide range of practical examples including personal accounts and illustrations. Topics covered include: what is reflective practice and why is it important now? how reflective practice connects with personal and professional development key issues in supervising reflective practice methods that can be used in supervision. This accessible book will be of great interest to both supervisors and supervisees who practice clinically in a range of professions, including applied psychology, counselling, psychotherapy, psychiatry and nursing. It will also be useful for professionals working in education, health, and social care who want to support supervisees in the development of reflective practice.
Categories: Psychology

Building Capacity

Building Capacity

Chapter 3 - SAM and Reflective Practice 29 What is clear in this definition is that
reflection is thinking with a purpose, and ... As Moss and Petrie (2002) state, the
critically reflective practitioner provides space for 'new possibilities to be explored
 ...

Author: Bridie Raban

Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia

ISBN: 0170132706

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.
Categories: Early childhood education

The Reflective Journal

The Reflective Journal

This is the second edition of Barbara Bassot's hugely popular The Reflective Journal, the uniquely inspiring introduction to critically reflective practice.

Author: Barbara Bassot

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137603494

Category: Political Science

Page: 184

View: 802

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.
Categories: Political Science

Critical Reading for the Reflective Practitioner

Critical Reading for the Reflective Practitioner

REFLECTION IS THE KEY Such tasks are as important a part of critical reading
for the practitioner as is the ability to appraise systematically the design , methods
and analysis of a published study . We need something which will take the ...

Author: Robert Clarke

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Medical

ISBN: UOM:39015042786783

Category: Medical

Page: 332

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"The ability to arrive at an informed view on current literature findings on a particular topic is a skill that every practitioner needs to cultivate. Critical Reading for the Reflective Practitioner encourages both GPs and other health care professionals to take a knowledgeable approach to published papers. It enables them to evaluate the findings, methods, results and statistics involved and to relate this to everyday practice"--Publisher's description.
Categories: Medical

Reflective Teaching and Learning in Further Education

Reflective Teaching and Learning in Further Education

This book looks at critical reflection as a key skill for all teachers in further education (FE) and an important part of the new Professional Standards.

Author: Keith Appleyard

Publisher: Critical Publishing

ISBN: 9781909682870

Category: Education

Page: 152

View: 690

This book looks at critical reflection as a key skill for all teachers in further education (FE) and an important part of the new Professional Standards. In particular the text explores the key themes of self-awareness, planning, managing behaviour and CPD in relation to reflective practice to demonstrate how it can support those areas of teaching that most often cause concern. The limitations and benefits of reflection are analysed and action research is identified as an important facet in developing professional reflective practice which can in turn enhance both the personal and professional life of FE teachers.
Categories: Education

Teaching and Learning through Reflective Practice

Teaching and Learning through Reflective Practice

This is why some teachers do not relish having either empowered or critically
reflective practitioners on their staff. They find these colleagues unsettling. Their
actions can generate resistance. Critical kinds of reflective practice can be seen
as ...

Author: Tony Ghaye

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136842528

Category: Education

Page: 212

View: 382

Now in its second edition, Teaching and Learning through Reflective Practice is a practical guide to enable all those involved in educational activities to learn through the practices of reflection. The book highlights the power that those responsible for teaching and learning have to appraise, understand and positively transform their teaching. Seeing the teacher as a reflective learner, the book emphasises a strengths-based approach in which positivity, resilience, optimism and high performance can help invigorate teaching, enhance learning and allow the teacher to reach their full potential. This approach busts the myth that reflection on problems and deficits is the only way to better performance. The approach of this new edition is an ‘appreciative’ one. At its heart is the exploration and illustration of four reflective questions: What’s working well? What needs changing? What are we learning? Where do we go from here? With examples drawn from UK primary teacher education, the book reveals how appreciative reflective conversations can be initiated and sustained. It also sets out a range of practical processes for amplifying success. This book will be a must have for undergraduate and PGCE students on initial teacher training programmes. It will also interest practising teachers, teacher educators and those on continuing professional development courses.
Categories: Education

Practising Critical Reflection to Develop Emancipatory Change

Practising Critical Reflection to Develop Emancipatory Change

could focus on the culture or conditions that are needed to support critical
reflection within particular workplaces. ... in other environments in which
practitioners feel disempowered, or other contexts that are seen as restrictive for
critical practice ...

Author: Dr Christine Morley

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472407580

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 851

Overwhelmingly, critical practitioners working across a range of human service fields, who are committed to emancipatory and progressive social change ideals, report feeling powerless, alienated from the means of change, and hopeless about their capacities to make a difference in the lives of the individuals, groups or communities with whom they work because of restrictive contexts that ultimately determine the nature and parameters of their work. This ground-breaking book addresses this dilemma by demonstrating how critical reflection as an educational tool enables practitioners to envision possibilities for change. The legal system, particularly in its response to sexual assault provides a perfect example of this type of context and this volume explores the work of sexual assault practitioners that are engaged in supporting victims/survivors of sexual assault through the legal process. By reshaping ideas that have previously been considered as predominantly theoretical and abstract, Morley’s work provides an innovative framework that enables social work and human services practitioners to find hope, agency and practical strategies to work towards change, despite operating in contexts that appear immutably oppressive.
Categories: Political Science

Contexts of Nursing

Contexts of Nursing

KNOWLEDGE-ABILITY AS ACTIVE LEARNING While frameworks for reflection
are relevant to a number of practice disciplines, ... Experience in context Nurse as
lifelong learner Nurse as critically reflective practitioner Curriculum as framework
 ...

Author: John Daly

Publisher: Elsevier Australia

ISBN: 9780729539258

Category: Medical

Page: 388

View: 449

Each chapter focuses on an area of study within the undergraduate nursing program and the new edition continues its discussions on history, culture, ethics, law, technology, and professional issues within the field of nursing. Daly, UTS; Speedy, Southern Cross University; Jackson, University of Western Sydney, Australia.
Categories: Medical

Social Construction and Social Work Practice

Social Construction and Social Work Practice

The underlying theory of critical reflection provides important prompts in
exploring an incident. ... Briefly, reflective practice encourages awareness of the
practitioner's own theory base: the ideas they have generated about their practice
, the ...

Author: Stanley L. Witkin

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231530309

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 402

Social construction addresses the cultural factors and social dynamics that give rise to and maintain values and beliefs. Drawing on postmodern philosophies and critical, social, and literary theories, social construction has become an important and influential framework for practice and research within social work and related fields. Embracing inclusivity and multiplicity, social construction provides a framework for knowledge and practice that is particularly congruent with social work values and aims. In this accessible collection, Stanley L Witkin showcases the innovative ways in which social construction may be understood and expressed in practice. He calls on experienced practitioner-scholars to share their personal accounts of interpreting and applying social constructionist ideas in different settings (such as child welfare agencies, schools, and the courts) and with diverse clientele (such as "resistant" adolescents, disadvantaged families, indigenous populations, teachers, children in protective custody, refugee youth, and adult perpetrators of sexual crimes against children). Eschewing the prescriptive stance of most theoretical frameworks, social construction can seem challenging for students and practitioners. This book responds with rich, illustrative descriptions of how social constructionist thinking has inspired practice approaches, illuminating the diversity and creative potential of practices that draw on social constructionist ideas. Writing in a direct, accessible style, contributors translate complex concepts into the language of daily encounter and care, and through a committed transnational focus they demonstrate the global reach and utility of their work. Chapters are provocative and thoughtful, reveal great suffering and courage, share inspiring stories of strength and renewal, and acknowledge the challenges of an approach that complicates evidence-based evaluations and requirements.
Categories: Social Science

The Role of the Adult in Early Years Settings

The Role of the Adult in Early Years Settings

It reviews what being a Critical Reflector entails and clarifies what is meant by the
term 'critical reflector'. It is shown that practitioners need to systematically
examine their thinking and actions through critically reflective research on
practice.

Author: Janet Rose

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335242313

Category: Education

Page: 161

View: 637

This book focuses on clarifying the adult role in early childhood education & care amongst new initiatives in the current context.
Categories: Education