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The Reflective Practitioner : How Professionals Think in Action - Donald A. Schon

The Reflective Practitioner

How Professionals Think in Action

Paperback Published: 22nd August 1991
ISBN: 9781857423198
Number Of Pages: 384

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A leading M.I.T. social scientist and consultant examines five professions – engineering, architecture, management, psychotherapy, and town planning – to show how professionals really go about solving problems. The best professionals, Donald Schön maintains, know more than they can put into words. To meet the challenges of their work, they rely less on formulas learned in graduate school than on the kind of improvisation learned in practice. This unarticulated, largely unexamined process is the subject of Schön's provocatively original book, an effort to show precisely how 'reflection-in-action' works and how this vital creativity might be fostered in future professionals.

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'An important contribution to the literature of planning theory and practice. The Reflective Practitioner offers much food for thought about how planning should be taught and practiced.' Judith I deNeufville, American Planning Association Journal, USA 'Clarifies the struggle between art and science in the professional manager's thought process. It is also well written.' Harvard Business Review

Professional Knowledge and Reflection-in-Action: The crisis of confidence in professional knowledge
From technical rationality to reflection-in-action
Professional Contexts for Reflection-in-Action: Design as a reflective conversation with the situation
Psychotherapy: The patient as a universe of one
The structure of reflection-in-action
Reflective practice in the science-based professions
Town planning: Limits to reflection-in-action
The art of managing: Reflection-in-action within an organizational learning system
Patterns and limits of reflection-in-action across the professions
Conclusion: Implications for the professions and their place in society
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ISBN: 9781857423198
ISBN-10: 1857423194
Series: Arena
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 22nd August 1991
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 12.9  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Type: New edition

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