By Barbara Bassot
The Reflective perform Guide helps all scholars for whom the method of reflecting on constructing wisdom and talents is essential to winning specialist perform. It deals an available creation to a variety of theories and versions which may assist you have interaction extra successfully in severe mirrored image. Illustrated all through with examples and case stories drawn from a number interdisciplinary expert contexts, The Reflective perform Guide deals types of perform that may be utilized in a number of settings. Reflective questions in each one bankruptcy assist you follow principles for your personal specialist context.
Drawing on literature from quite a number disciplines, key features of mirrored image explored include:
- Becoming extra self-aware
- The function 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 perform Guide is a necessary resource of help, suggestions and thought for all scholars on schooling, nursing, social paintings and counselling classes, who are looking to take into consideration perform at a deeper point, query techniques, problem assumptions and achieve larger self-awareness.
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Characteristics of good and poor feedback are explained and the role of critical friendship is highlighted. A model for effective supervision and the Johari Window as a feedback tool are explored. Chapter 9 continues this theme with its emphasis on reflecting in groups, and includes useful strategies and exercises for the group context. It also considers how groups can be facilitated effectively. Chapter 10 deals with a broad range of issues related to the management of change and the challenge of constant and often rapid change in professional practice.
A theory is simply one person’s (or a group’s) explanation of what they see in practice, or, as Brookfield (2006: 3) states, ‘A theory is nothing more (or less) than a set of explanatory understandings that help us make sense of some aspect of the world’. However, such theory should be tested or explored in some way through research, otherwise it simply remains someone’s idea or assertion. •ŠŠŠŠProcedural – knowledge of processes, procedures and systems that structure and guide professional practice.
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