The Critically Reflective Practitioner

Author: Sue Thompson and Neil Thompson
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1352002167
Category: Experiential learning
Page: 171
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The Critically Reflective Practitioner

Author: Sue Thompson
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230366554
Category: Social Science
Page: 200
View: 1010
This succinct and insightful guide to reflective practice is designed for students and practitioners of social work, health care and related fields. Its clear and careful integration of both the 'thinking and doing' elements of the often challenging task of practising reflectively makes this an ideal text at all levels of study and practice.

Becoming a Reflective Practitioner

Author: Christopher Johns
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405185678
Category: Medical
Page: 360
View: 6339
From Reviews of the second edition: 'Christopher Johns is an internationally recognised pioneer of reflective practice in nursing and health care. The first edition of this book was an excellent resource and this updated version is equally impressive. This is a superb resource for nurses and all those eager to enhance their knowledge and skills in reflective practice. It is well presented, user-friendly and stimulating.' Nursing Standard Becoming a Reflective Practitioner is a practical guide to using reflection in every day clinical practice. It explores the value of using models of reflection, with particular reference to Christopher Johns' own model for structured reflection. Becoming a Reflective Practitioner includes accounts of everyday practice to guide the reader through the stages of reflective practice within the context of care, 'desirable practice', and the caring relationship. This third edition reflects significant developments in reflective theory and gives greater attention to different approaches to reflection including the use of narrative dialogue. New chapters are included on ensuring quality and managing conflict. Exemplars are included throughout and further references and reflected reading are included at the end of each chapter. Reflective practice is acknowledged as an effective approach to developing nursing care which evolves as the practitioner develops his or her own practice. This book will therefore be of interest to all nurses involved in developing their clinical practice. A practical guide to developing reflective practice Reflects significant developments in reflective theory Examines Christopher Johns’ own model for structured reflection Centred on care and the caring relationship Challenges practitioners to question their practice

Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher

Author: Stephen Brookfield
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 296
View: 2943
Building on the insights of his highly acclaimed earlier work, The Skillful Teacher, Stephen D. Brookfield offers a very personal and accessible guide to how faculty at any level and across all disciplines can improve their teaching. Applying the principles of adult learning, Brookfield thoughtfully guides teachers through the processes of becoming critically reflective about teaching, confronting the contradictions involved in creating democratic classrooms and using critical reflection as a tool for ongoing personal and professional development.Using numerous examples, Brookfield describes what critical reflection is and why it is so important. He tells how teachers can reframe their teaching by viewing their practice through four distinctive lenses: their autobiographies as teachers and learners, their students' eyes, their colleagues' perceptions, and theoretical literature. He includes specific advice on using practical approaches to critical reflection such as teaching diaries, role model profiles, participant learning portfolios, structured critical conversation. the Critical Incident Classroom Questionnaire, the Good Practices Audit, and more. He explains how the literature of educational research and philosophy can be used as an aid to, rather than an inhibitor of, critical reflection. And he discusses how to create a campus culture that supports critically reflective teaching.

The Reflective Practice Guide

An interdisciplinary approach to critical reflection
Author: Barbara Bassot
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317666011
Category: Education
Page: 152
View: 6866
The Reflective Practice Guide supports all students for whom the process of reflecting on developing knowledge and skills is crucial to successful professional practice. It offers an accessible introduction to a wide range of theories and models that can help you engage more effectively in critical reflection. Illustrated throughout with examples and case studies drawn from a range of interdisciplinary professional contexts, The Reflective Practice Guide offers models of practice that can be applied in a variety of settings. Reflective questions in each chapter help you apply ideas to your own professional context. Drawing on literature from a range of disciplines, key aspects of reflection explored include: Becoming more self-aware The role 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 Practice Guide is an essential source of support, guidance and inspiration for all students on education, nursing, social work and counselling courses, who want to think about practice at a deeper level, question approaches, challenge assumptions and gain greater self-awareness.

The Reflective Practitioner in Professional Education

Author: L. Lawrence-Wilkes,L. Ashmore
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137399597
Category: Education
Page: 84
View: 2322
How important is it to be a reflective practitioner in education today? 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.

Being Critically Reflective

Engaging in Holistic Practice
Author: Fiona Gardner
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113727669X
Category: Medical
Page: 216
View: 3113
Many students and practitioners are familiar with critical reflection but struggle to make space for it in their everyday practice. This book provides an accessible and practical introduction not only to doing critical reflection, but to being critically reflective. • It demonstrates how reflective capacity can be developed in different practice contexts and applied productively to supervision, teamwork and interprofessional working. • It outlines the different theoretical underpinnings and methods of critical reflection, exploring the use of visual images, writing techniques and group meetings. • It is rich with engaging case studies and questions for the reader that will help them to make critical reflection an integral part of their everyday practice. This book is an ideal guide to dealing with challenge and change across a range of social and healthcare services, including social work, nursing, youth and community work, counselling and allied healthcare professions.

Building Capacity

Strategic Professional Development for Early Childhood Practitioners
Author: Bridie Raban
Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia
ISBN: 9780170132701
Category: Early childhood education
Page: 70
View: 628
The Early Childhood Consortium Victoria (ECCV) at The University of Melbourne, has developed a Self-Assessment Manual (SAM) designed as an instrument for early childhood practitioners and undergraduate early childhood students to use in reflecting and mapping out a professional development pathway in a systematic way. The SAM instrument promotes individual professional development through guided reflection and self assessment and engages participants in reviewing and clarifying their own professional practice with support. Using guided reflection, SAM works towards empowering participants to search and discover what they may have stopped seeing or are unable to see in their own practice. SAM serves the dual purposes of addressing issues of service quality, as well as promoting individual professional development through reflective practice. SAM comprises of four sections, and by working through these sections participants will be involved in: self-directed learning; guided reflection and interactive discussion. SAM has been modelled around six major theoretical perspectives that will be familiar to early childhood professionals and undergraduate early childhood teachers: the Maturational, Behaviourism, Psycho-dynamic, Developmental, Socio-constructivist and Ecological Systems perspectives. These perspectives and styles of practice are embedded within a framework that enables participants to track their practice across three dimensions commonly found in quality measures: the Environment, Pedagogy and Partnerships. The framework provides the basis for observing and informing practice. The five principles which have guided SAM's development have been to focus on excellence in early childhood service delivery, to develop a theoretically sound framework, to make the instrument user-friendly, to incorporate guided reflection and to design an instrument that allows participants to view professional development in a planned way that empowers participants.

Social Work, Critical Reflection and the Learning Organization

Author: Dr Mark Baldwin,Dr Nick Gould
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409490602
Category: Social Science
Page: 220
View: 7570
A critical characteristic of human service organizations is their capacity to learn from experience and to adapt continuously to changing external conditions such as downward pressure on resources, constant reconfiguration of the welfare state and rapidly changing patterns of social need. This invaluable, groundbreaking volume discusses in detail the concept of the learning organization, in particular its relevance to social work and social services. Contributors join together from across Europe, North America and Australia to explore the development of the learning organization within social work contexts and its use as a strategic tool for meeting problems of continuous learning, supervision and change. The volume addresses a range of important topics, from strategies for embedding learning and critical reflection in the social work learning organization, to the implications of the learning organization for the new community-based health and social care agenda.

The Role of the Adult in Early Years Settings

Author: Janet Rose,Sue Rogers
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335242316
Category: Education
Page: 161
View: 5152
This book focuses on clarifying the adult role in early childhood education & care amongst new initiatives in the current context.

Doing Critical Social Work

Transformative Practices for Social Justice
Author: Bob Pease,Sophie Goldingay,Norah Hosken,Sharlene Nipperess
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1760110841
Category: Social Science
Page: 384
View: 7101
Critical social work encourages emancipatory personal and social change. This text focuses on the challenge of incorporating critical theory into the practice of social workers and provides case studies and insights from a range of fields to illustrate how to work with tensions and challenges. Beginning with an outline of the theoretical basis of critical social work and its different perspectives, the authors go on to introduce key features of working in this tradition including critical reflection. Part II explores critical practices in confronting privilege and promoting social justice in social work, examining such issues as human rights, gender, poverty and class. Part III considers the development of critical practices within the organisational context of social work including the fields of mental health, child and family services, within Centrelink and prison settings. Part IV is focused on doing anti- discriminatory and anti-oppressive practice in social work with particular populations including asylum seekers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, domestic violence survivors, older people and lesbian, gay and transgender groups. Finally, Part V outlines collectivist and transformative practices in social work and beyond, looking at environmental issues, social activism, the disability movement and globalisation. 'A highly valuable addition to social work education and practice literature in Australia and beyond its shores.' Ruth Phillips, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney

Contexts of Nursing

An Introduction
Author: John Daly,Sandra Speedy,Debra Jackson
Publisher: Elsevier Australia
ISBN: 0729539253
Category: Medical
Page: 388
View: 6111
Each chapter focuses on an area of study within the undergraduate nursing program and the new edition continues its discussions on history, culture, ethics, law, technology, and professional issues within the field of nursing. Daly, UTS; Speedy, Southern Cross University; Jackson, University of Western Sydney, Australia.

Social Construction and Social Work Practice

Interpretations and Innovations
Author: Stanley L. Witkin
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231530307
Category: Social Science
Page: 400
View: 2398
Social construction addresses the cultural factors and social dynamics that give rise to and maintain values and beliefs. Drawing on postmodern philosophies and critical, social, and literary theories, social construction has become an important and influential framework for practice and research within social work and related fields. Embracing inclusivity and multiplicity, social construction provides a framework for knowledge and practice that is particularly congruent with social work values and aims. In this accessible collection, Stanley L Witkin showcases the innovative ways in which social construction may be understood and expressed in practice. He calls on experienced practitioner-scholars to share their personal accounts of interpreting and applying social constructionist ideas in different settings (such as child welfare agencies, schools, and the courts) and with diverse clientele (such as "resistant" adolescents, disadvantaged families, indigenous populations, teachers, children in protective custody, refugee youth, and adult perpetrators of sexual crimes against children). Eschewing the prescriptive stance of most theoretical frameworks, social construction can seem challenging for students and practitioners. This book responds with rich, illustrative descriptions of how social constructionist thinking has inspired practice approaches, illuminating the diversity and creative potential of practices that draw on social constructionist ideas. Writing in a direct, accessible style, contributors translate complex concepts into the language of daily encounter and care, and through a committed transnational focus they demonstrate the global reach and utility of their work. Chapters are provocative and thoughtful, reveal great suffering and courage, share inspiring stories of strength and renewal, and acknowledge the challenges of an approach that complicates evidence-based evaluations and requirements.

Supervising the Reflective Practitioner

An Essential Guide to Theory and Practice
Author: Joyce Scaife
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317834143
Category: Psychology
Page: 300
View: 4677
Development as a reflective practitioner has become an essential quality for practitioners in the fields of health, education and social care. Supervising the Reflective Practitioner provides guidance for supervisors, focusing on what they can do to facilitate the development of reflective practice in supervisees. This book contains a wide range of practical examples including personal accounts and illustrations. Topics covered include: what is reflective practice and why is it important now? how reflective practice connects with personal and professional development key issues in supervising reflective practice methods that can be used in supervision. This accessible book will be of great interest to both supervisors and supervisees who practice clinically in a range of professions, including applied psychology, counselling, psychotherapy, psychiatry and nursing. It will also be useful for professionals working in education, health, and social care who want to support supervisees in the development of reflective practice.

Critical Reading for the Reflective Practitioner

A Guide for Primary Care
Author: Robert Clarke,Peter Croft
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Medical
ISBN: 9780750639392
Category: Medical
Page: 332
View: 2566
A guide to reflective practice for qualifying GPs and other health care professionals.

Critical Reflection

Generating Theory from Practice : the Graduating Social Work Student Experience
Author: Rosalie Pockett,Ros Giles
ISBN: 1921364041
Category: Australia
Page: 92
View: 3008
Educating students for professional practice is both complex and challenging. Striking the right balance between 'theory and practice' and 'thinking and doing' remains a cornerstone of effective teaching and learning. In the last two decades, social work education has drawn from critical perspectives based on understandings of power imbalances that perpetuate inequalities in social structures and relationships. These perspectives go to the heart of social work practice in the contemporary context where critical reflection is recognized as a useful, meaningful approach used by practitioners to examine aspects of their practice and redevelop practice theory.Giving a voice to the student experience, this edited collection fills a gap in the literature about the student experience of critical reflection as a tool for learning and practice. The papers have been written by final year social work students and demonstrate the application of a critical framework to incidents selected from their field education placements. This has resulted in knowledge building and personalized meaning for students in transition to becoming new graduate social workers.The collection has relevance to social work students, educators and other human service professions where critical thinking is a fundamental part of education for practice.

The Reflective Journal

Author: Barbara Bassot
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137603496
Category: Political Science
Page: 184
View: 5939
This is the second edition of Barbara Bassot's hugely popular The Reflective Journal, the uniquely inspiring introduction to critically reflective practice. A powerful tool for processing your thoughts, feelings and actions, this book will lead you to a deeper understanding of yourself, your work and your studies, enabling you to develop your practice and achieve your professional goals. The new edition includes 10 brand-new sections, on themes such as reflecting in groups, time management and challenging limiting assumptions, as well as the space to write your reflections and the wealth of tips and advice on career development that made the first edition such a bestseller. Written for students on a range of courses, from education and business to social work, counselling and health, this book is also a must-have companion for those on placement or in professional practice – or indeed anyone who is being encouraged to reflect more deeply and critically on what they do.

Teaching and Learning through Reflective Practice

A Practical Guide for Positive Action
Author: Tony Ghaye
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136842527
Category: Education
Page: 212
View: 2034
Now in its second edition, Teaching and Learning through Reflective Practice is a practical guide to enable all those involved in educational activities to learn through the practices of reflection. The book highlights the power that those responsible for teaching and learning have to appraise, understand and positively transform their teaching. Seeing the teacher as a reflective learner, the book emphasises a strengths-based approach in which positivity, resilience, optimism and high performance can help invigorate teaching, enhance learning and allow the teacher to reach their full potential. This approach busts the myth that reflection on problems and deficits is the only way to better performance. The approach of this new edition is an ‘appreciative’ one. At its heart is the exploration and illustration of four reflective questions: What’s working well? What needs changing? What are we learning? Where do we go from here? With examples drawn from UK primary teacher education, the book reveals how appreciative reflective conversations can be initiated and sustained. It also sets out a range of practical processes for amplifying success. This book will be a must have for undergraduate and PGCE students on initial teacher training programmes. It will also interest practising teachers, teacher educators and those on continuing professional development courses.

Theorizing Social Work Practice

Author: Neil Thompson
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137200413
Category: Social Science
Page: 296
View: 9897
In social work, theory and practice are inextricably linked. This ground-breaking book explores the ways in which theory informs practice and how practice can test and inform theory. With the help of detailed explanations, practitioner quotes and case examples, Neil Thompson guides the reader through the process of 'theorizing practice' clearly and accessibly. Tackling advanced concepts in an accessible way, he critically discusses social work approaches and perspectives, including post-structuralism and postmodernism, and highlights the role of existentialism in understanding the challenges of contemporary practice. Social work requires the ability to handle complexity. This book helps the reader to expand their capacity for reflective practice, critical analysis and the personal evaluation of theoretical positions. It provides much needed food for thought about the complexities of theory and practice, with the aim of inspiring high-quality work and enlivening day-to-day practice.