What is reflective practice?

Trelfa, Jo (2016) What is reflective practice? Journal of Research Institute, 53. pp. 1-21. ISSN 04541073

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Abstract

‘Reflective practice’ broadly refers to approaches and tools facilitating critical interrogation of professional practice in the social professions, those “whose role it is to work with people who are regarded as in need of support, advocacy, informal education or control” (Banks & Nøhr, 2003, p. 8). Classroom practice of teachers,for example, is perceived as an ongoing interplay of individual, role, craft, context, setting and interpersonal dynamics; an effective practitioner would be one who can consider, critically evaluate and develop these elements. As a result, students on professionally qualifying programmes are increasingly required to engage in reflective practice. Indeed, the significance of reflective practice has grown such that in some countries (such as UK, USA), it is becoming recognized as a significant element of “graduateness” for all students at Higher Education level. This chapter charts the principles and practices encompassed by the term ‘reflective practice’ with the intention to enable readers to ‘map’ literature on and experiences of reflective practice.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Journal issue: Current Issues and new Thoughts on Reflective Practice
Keywords: Reflective practice, practitioners, concepts, values, reflection-on-action
Divisions: ?? UniversityCollegePlymouthMarkJohn ??
Depositing User: Mrs Wendy Evans
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2017 09:31
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2020 15:25
URI: http://marjon.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/15355

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