Reflective practice has moved from the margins to the mainstream of professional education. However, in this process, its radical potential has been subsumed by individualistic, rather than situated, understandings of practice. Presenting critical perspectives that challenge the current paradigm, this book aims to move beyond reflective practice. It proposes new conceptualisations and offers fresh approaches relevant across professions. Contributors include both academics and practitioners concerned with the training and development of professionals.
Definitions of reflection (which are often implicit) often focus on the individual's internal thought processes and responsibility for their actions. The individual - what they did/thought/felt – is emphasised with little recognition of context, power dynamics or ideological challenge. This book presents the work of practitioners, educators, academics and researchers who see this as problematic and are moving towards a more critical approach to reflective practice.
With an overview from the editors and fourteen chapters considering new conceptualisations, professional perspectives and new practices, Beyond Reflective Practice examines what new forms of professional reflective practice are emerging. It examines in particular the relationships between reflective practitioners and those upon whom they practise. It looks at the ways in which the world of professional work has changed and the ways in which professional practice needs to change to meet the needs of this new world. It will be relevant for those concerned with initial and ongoing professional learning, both in work and in educational contexts.
"Beyond Reflective Practice: New Approaches to Professional Lifelong Learning addresses reflective practice in an organized approach and is an enjoyable book to read. For educators in the fields of Theology and Religious Studies it offers an array of ideas about how to incorporate engaging and challenging activities and methods in teaching practice to stimulate lifelong learning for adult students across a variety of curriculums and environments."—Teaching Theology and Religion
Part I: Conceptual challenges, Miriam Zukas, Helen Bradbury, Nick Frost and Sue Kilminster 1. Professionalism and social change – the implications of social change for the ‘reflective practitioner’, Nick Frost 2. Relocating reflection in the context of practice, David Boud 3. Beyond reflective practice: reworking the "critical" in critical reflection, Jan Fook 4. A learning practice: Conceptualising professional lifelong learning for the healthcare sector, Stephen Billett and Jennifer Newton 5. Really reflexive practice: auto/biographical research and struggles for a critical reflexivity, Linden West Part II: Professional Perspectives, Helen Bradbury, Sue Kilminster, Nick Frost and Miriam Zukas 6. Voices from the past: professional discourse and reflective practice, Janet Hargreaves 7. "It’s all right for you two, you obviously like each other": recognising challenges in pursuing collaborative professional learning through team teaching, Sue Knights, Lois Meyer and Jane Sampson 8. Preparing for patient-centred practice: developing the patient voice in health professional learning, Penny Morris, Ernest Dalton, Andrea McGoverin, Fiona O’Neill and Jools Symons 9. Informal Learning by Professionals in the United Kingdom, Geoffrey Chivers 10. Judgement, narrative and discourse: a critique of reflective practice, David Saltiel Part III: New practices, Nick Frost, Helen Bradbury, Sue Kilminster and Miriam Zukas 11. Re-imagining reflection: creating a theatrical space for the imagination in productive reflection, Kate Collier 12. A step too far? From professional reflective practice to spirituality, Cheryl Hunt 13. Developing critical reflection within an interprofessional learning programme, Kate Karban and Sue Smith 14. Beyond reflection dogma, John Sweet