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Professional Experience and the Investigative Imagination : The Art of Reflective Writing - Alyson Buck

Professional Experience and the Investigative Imagination

The Art of Reflective Writing

Paperback Published: 21st October 1999
ISBN: 9780415195430
Number Of Pages: 256

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This book explains and demonstrates how creative writing can be used successfully in the context of professional education where traditionally a more distanced approach to reporting on professional experience has been favoured.
It is based on many practical examples, drawn from several years' experience of running courses for social workers, nurses, teachers, managers and higher education staff, in which participants explore their professional practice through imaginative forms of writing. The participants experience of the work is presented through a discussion of interviews and evaluative documents. The book includes a set of distance-learning materials for those wishing to undertake such work for themselves or to establish similar courses, as well as a full analysis of the link between professional reflection and the artistic imagination.
The book makes available a new and more broadly-based approach to the process of professional reflection, and the concept of the patchwork text has general relevance for debates about increasing access to higher education qualifications.

Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
List of Stories and Patchwork Textsp. xv
Reflecting on Experience and the Imaginative Construction of Meaningp. 1
The Imagination of Meaningp. 20
The 'patchwork Text'p. 64
The Reflective Writing Coursep. 107
Participants' Viewsp. 149
'breaking the Mould': a Case Studyp. 165
Artistry, Fiction and Reflectionp. 180
Bibliographyp. 225
Indexp. 231
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ISBN: 9780415195430
ISBN-10: 0415195438
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 21st October 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.37
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1