Critical reflection enables practitioners – especially those within health and social care –to theorise from their own practice, improving and developing their work and practising both creatively and professionally.
This book provides an accessible overview of the influential Fook/Gardner Critical Reflection framework for students, researchers and professionals. It then presents a wide range of illustrative case studies from a variety of different health and social care settings, demonstrating how it can be used in effective and innovative practice around the world. By highlighting how professionals are actually using the Fook/Gardner model of critical reflection, it shares practical and resourceful ideas and provides specific theoretical and practical guidelines for use. It also further conceptualises and develops the theory of critical reflection by articulating underlying theory used in practice. The book also draws out particular issues for how critical reflection might be better practised within organisations, and develops a framework for a better understanding of this. The book is divided into four parts, discussing critical reflection in:
Including an up-to-date overview of the framework written by Jan Fook, this helpful text makes a significant contribution in terms of the practical theorizing of critical reflection. It will be of use to health and social care professionals keen to practice creatively and effectively, especially those undertaking short courses or further development in supervision, critical reflection, advanced practice, and leadership and management.
'Jan Fook and Fiona Gardner have the enviable knack of making very practical connections between different theoretical perspectives on critical reflection and its application in organizational and community settings. This edited collection provides us with some vivid case studies of critical reflection in action and will be helpful to teachers and practitioners seeking to understand how this process plays itself out in practice.' – Stephen D. Brookfield, Distinguished University Professor, University of St. Thomas, USA.
‘Critical reflection is a powerful way of thinking and doing. This excellent book has international reach and provides a narrative for professionals working at the front line of practice, education and research. It tells stories of professionals applying critical reflection to enhance practice, organisational change and personal learning. If you dip into the book you will find practical gems, and if you read longer, theoretical development emerges from the practical applications. There is something for everyone.’ – Professor Fiona Ross, Dean of Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, Kingston University and St George's, University of London, UK.
Chapter 1. Critical Reflection in Context: Contemporary Perspectives and Issues Jan Fook Section 1: Critical Reflection in Professional Practice Chapter 2. Kathleen McLoughlin and Sinead McGilloway Chapter 3. Integrating Spirituality and Critical Reflection: Toward Critical Spirituality Fiona Gardner Chapter 4. Not Beating Around the Bush - Critical Reflection in a Rural Community Health Service Gavan Thomson Chapter 5. Learning Critical Reflection for Professional Practice Helen Hickson Chapter 6. Using Critical Reflection to Research Practice in a Mental Health Setting Fiona Gardner Section 2: Critical Reflection in Supervision and Management Chapter 7. Critical Reflection in Statutory Work Yolande Ferguson Chapter 8. Critical Reflection and Supervision – An Interdisciplinary Experience Fiona Gardner and Eddie Taalman Chapter 9. Thinking Critically About Student Supervision Lynne Allan Chapter 10. Cringe-ical Reflection? Notes on Critical Reflection and Team Supervision in a Statutory Setting Jeffrey Gordon Baker Chapter 11. Learning to Play Hide and Seek with Pink Elephants Belinda Hearne Section 3: Critical Reflection in Research Chapter 12. The Challenges of Using Critical Reflection to Develop Contextually Appropriate Social Work Gurid Aga Askeland Chapter 13. Using Critical Reflection to Research Spirituality in Clinical Practice Janet Allen Chapter 14. Some Methodological and Ethical Tensions in Using Critical Reflection as a Research Methodology Christine Morley Section 4: Critical Reflection in Education Chapter 15. Critical Reflection Training to Social Workers in a Large, Non-Elective University Class Riki Savaya Chapter 16. Critical Reflection: Multiple Applications within Physiotherapy and Medicine Clare Delaney and Deborah Watkin Chapter 17. Critical Reflection in Social Work Education Roslyn Giles and Rosalie Pockett Chapter 18. An On-Line Critical Reflection Dialogue Group Gail Baikie, Carolyn Campbell, Jackie Thornhill and Jodi Butler Conclusion Chapter 19. Implementing Critical Reflection in Health and Social Care Settings Jan Fook