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The Reflective Practitioner in Professional Education

Lawrence-Wilkes, Linda and Ashmore, Lyn (2014) The Reflective Practitioner in Professional Education. Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK. ISBN 9781137399588

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How important is it to be a reflective practitioner in education today? Is reflection viewed as subjective, a 'shape-shifting' approach to truth-seeking - or a critical developmental process leading to emancipated thinking?

While many believe reflective practice promotes development, critics have questioned its effectiveness and validity in learning. Using practice-based research, 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. The Reflective Practitioner in Professional Education considers how a dominant scientific learning approach influences the reflective practitioner role and related reflective activities. Emerging ideas present an argument for an inclusive reflective practitioner role within an applied learning approach.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Schools: School of Education and Professional Development
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2014 13:38
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 11:40


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