Examines various forms of professional reflective practice. This book explores the relationships between reflective practitioners and those upon whom they practice. It also looks at the ways in which the world of professional work has changed and the ways in which professional practice needs to change to meet the needs of the world.
'Reflective practice' - and evidence of it in portfolios, learning logs and other forms of assessment - is now a necessary part of professional education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In some professions it is also part of, or being considered as a vehicle for, continuing professional development and re-certification and revalidation processes. The work of Donald Schon has been influential in supporting this thoughtful basis for reflecting on the complexity of the professional world but that world has now changed. In this book the authors move 'beyond reflective practice' and begin by explaining why new ways of thinking about reflection are now essential. With an overview from the editors and fifteen chapters considering new conceptualisations, professional perspectives and new practices, the individual authors examine what new forms of professional reflective practice are emerging. In particular, they examine the relationships between reflective practitioners and those upon whom they practice; they look at the ways in which the world of professional work has changed and the ways in which professional practice needs to change to meet the needs of this new world.; In addition the editors provide a conclusion that bring together the main themes from the book and suggest practical ways forward for research and practice. With contributions from some of the leading experts in the field of reflective practice, including David Boud, the book provides a thought-provoking look at the way forward in professional development and lifelong learning.
Part I: Conceptual challenges, Miriam Zukas, Helen Bradbury, Nick Frost and Sue Kilminster 1. Professionalism and social change -- the implications of social change for the 'reflective practitioner', Nick Frost 2. Relocating reflection in the context of practice, David Boud 3. Beyond reflective practice: reworking the "critical" in critical reflection, Jan Fook 4. A learning practice: Conceptualising professional lifelong learning for the healthcare sector, Stephen Billett and Jennifer Newton 5. Really reflexive practice: auto/biographical research and struggles for a critical reflexivity, Linden West Part II: Professional Perspectives, Helen Bradbury, Sue Kilminster, Nick Frost and Miriam Zukas 6. Voices from the past: professional discourse and reflective practice, Janet Hargreaves 7. "It's all right for you two, you obviously like each other": recognising challenges in pursuing collaborative professional learning through team teaching, Sue Knights, Lois Meyer and Jane Sampson 8. Preparing for patient-centred practice: developing the patient voice in health professional learning, Penny Morris, Ernest Dalton, Andrea McGoverin, Fiona O'Neill and Jools Symons 9. Informal Learning by Professionals in the United Kingdom, Geoffrey Chivers 10. Judgement, narrative and discourse: a critique of reflective practice, David Saltiel Part III: New practices, Nick Frost, Helen Bradbury, Sue Kilminster and Miriam Zukas 11. Re-imagining reflection: creating a theatrical space for the imagination in productive reflection, Kate Collier 12. A step too far? From professional reflective practice to spirituality, Cheryl Hunt 13. Developing critical reflection within an interprofessional learning programme, Kate Karban and Sue Smith 14. Beyond reflection dogma, John Sweet