Reflective Practice: Writing and Professional Development
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In the new third edition of this popular and highly readable book, the author draws on her considerable experience and extensive research to demonstrate a creative dynamic mode of reflection and reflexivity. Using expressive and explorative writing combined with in-depth group work/mentoring alongside appropriate focussed research, it enables critical yet sensitive examinations of practice.Gillie offers a searching and thorough approach which increases student and professional motivation, satisfaction, and deep levels of learning. She clearly explains reflection; reflexivity; narrative; metaphor, and complexity, and grounds the literary and artistic methods in educational theory and values. Clear step-by-step practical methods are given for every aspect of the process.
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The methods are appropriate to, and used worldwide by, students and professionals across education; medicine and healthcare; clinical psychology; therapy; social work; pastoral care; counselling; police; business management; organisational consultancy; leadership training.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - hcameron - LibraryThing
Written for a variety of professions, including teaching and health care, an attempt at a comprehensive guide to written reflection, including whether to use a pen, pencil or computer, citing books from Kant to Winnie-the-Pooh, but nothing on specifically theological reflection. Read full review
This book is very useful for practising reflective writings. The wright-in-mirror and the 6 steps are good guides to put reflection into habits for practitioners. Bought it and enjoyed!
2 REFLECTION AND REFLEXIVITY
3 PRINCIPLES OF REFLECTIVE PRACTICE
4 THROUGH THE MIRROR
5 WRITING AS REFLECTION
A HOWTO GUIDE
7 THE LEARNING JOURNAL
10 REFLECTIVE PRACTICE AND TEAM DEVELOPMENT
12 THE POWER OF NARRATIVE
13 THE POWER OF METAPHOR
OTHER WRITING FORMS
15 REFLECTION ON REFLECTION