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Reflection in Learning and Professional Development : Theory and Practice - Jennifer A. Moon

Reflection in Learning and Professional Development

Theory and Practice

Paperback Published: 1st November 2000
ISBN: 9780749434526
Number Of Pages: 240

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This book is an attempt to take an overview of reflection, both in terms of the literature, the common meaning of reflection and, in particular, in terms of its value in practical ways of improving learning and professional practice. The existence of an enormous gap in the literature between an identification of the nature of reflection and the processes of learning means that the many applications of reflection in educational and professional situations are guided by assumption or guesswork. The book begins by addressing this issue.In doing so, the authors do not attempt to pull the ideas in the literature into one precise definition. They establish boundaries that can be placed around the term to provide it with greater coherency. The book concludes with the practical use of reflection to improve learning and practice. The author considers the conditions of the learning environment which encourage reflection and presents two case studies in professional development and practice where deliberate and carefully designed exercise of reflection contributed to the greater impact of short courses and to effective decision making. The book

Some background to reflection
the backbone philosophies of reflection
reflection in experiential learning
reflection in professional practice
reflective practice in the professions - theory
reflective practice in the professions - practice
the role of reflection in counselling, therapy and professional development
taking stock on reflection
reflection in learning, part 1
reflection in learning, part 2
mapping learning
the place of reflection
conditions for reflection
reflection in profession situations - two case studies
learning through reflection, learning journals
more ways and means
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ISBN: 9780749434526
ISBN-10: 074943452X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st November 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 15.3  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1