Whatever happened to 'reflective practice'?

Trelfa, Jo (2016) Whatever happened to 'reflective practice'? Journal of Research Institute, 53. pp. 79-102. ISSN 04541073

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Donald Schön’s (1983, p. 1987) seminal work exploring the practice of professionals introduced the notion of reflective practice to describe and discuss professional artistry. Since then, literature and practices in the area have grown such that reflective practice has now become “relied” on (Clegg et al., 2002, p. 131) as a “promised land”(Papastephanou & Angeli, 2007). Code (1993, p. 27) compares rhetoric, in this case the claims made about reflective practice, to statements on a ‘display screen’ that become familiar and taken-for-granted. In this chapter, I will be identifying and questioning the assumptions contained in this familiar and taken-for-granted rhetoric, setting it alongside the complexities of professional practice, leading to the suggestion we haven’t seen ‘reflective practice’ around for some time, whatever happened to reflective practice…? The chapter will conclude with suggestions for ways forward taken from a larger piece of work, my current doctoral research.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Journal issue: Current Issues and New Thoughts on Reflective Practice
Keywords: reflective practice, professional practice, doubts, challenges, reflection-in-action
Divisions: ?? UniversityCollegePlymouthMarkJohn ??
Depositing User: Mrs Wendy Evans
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2017 09:22
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2020 15:25
URI: http://marjon.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/15356

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