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Packed with practical advice, this concise guide explains what reflective writing is and how to approach it. It provides students with all the key information and strategies they need to develop an appropriate reflective writing style, whatever their subject area. Annotated examples from a range of disciplines and contexts show students how to put these tips into practice. It also includes a section on applying reflective practices to personal development and career planning. This handy guide is an indispensable resource for students of all disciplines and levels, who are required to develop and demonstrate reflective qualities in their work. It will be particularly useful to students writing reflective logs on placements.
This is the third edition of Barbara Bassot's hugely popular book, a uniquely inspiring introduction to critically reflective practice. Using bite-sized theory combined with plentiful guidance and supporting activities, this book gives the reader a place to reflect on their learning and use writing as a tool for developing their thinking. Critical reflection is an essential skill for anyone undertaking qualifying professional programmes such as social work, nursing, health, teaching, childhood studies and youth and community work degrees. Whether being taught as a discrete module or as a major theme embedded in all teaching, this is essential reading for anyone wanting to improve their practice and deliver the best service possible.
BECOMING A REFLECTIVE PRACTITIONER In the newly revised sixth edition of Becoming a Reflective Practitioner, expert researcher and nurse Christopher Johns delivers a rich and incisive resource on reflective practice in healthcare that offers readers a diverse and expansive range of contributions. It explores the value of using models of reflection, with a focus on John's own model of structured reflection, to inform and enhance the practice of professional nursing. This book is an essential guide for everyone using reflection in everyday clinical practice or required to demonstrate reflection for professional registration. Students will acquire new insights into how they interact with their colleagues and their environment, and how those things shape their own behaviours, both positively and negatively. Readers will learn to "look in" on their thoughts and emotions and "look out" at the situations they experience to inform how they understand the circumstances they find themselves in. Readers will also benefit from: Thorough introductions to reflective practice, writing the Self and engaging in the reflective spiral Comprehensive explorations of how to frame and deepen insights, weave and perform narratives Practical discussions of how to move towards more poetic form of expression and reflecting through art and storyboard In-depth examinations of the reflective curriculum, touch and the environment and reflective teaching as ethical practice Perfect for nurses in clinical practice, conducting research or developing their practice, the latest edition of Becoming a Reflective Practitioner is also an indispensable resource for mentors and clinical supervisors, post-registration nursing and healthcare students and other healthcare practitioners.
This important textbook is a revised and updated edition of a very well-received and much-appreciated insightful guide to reflective practice designed for students, practitioners and managers 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 book an ideal text at all levels of study and practice. Divided into two parts, the book focuses first on theoretical issues to help develop a sound foundation of understanding of critically reflective practice and then on practical guidance on how to make this type of practice a reality.
This handbook acts as an essential guide to understanding and using reflective and experiential learning - whether it be for personal or professional development, or as a tool for learning. It takes a fresh look at experiential and reflective learning, locating them within an overall theoretical framework for learning and exploring the relationships between different approaches. As well as the theory, the book provides practical ideas for applying the models of learning, with tools, activities and photocopiable resources which can be incorporated directly into classroom practice. This book is essential reading to guide any teacher, lecturer or trainer wanting to improve teaching and learning.