Drawing on the experiences of scientists, researchers, practitioners and teachers in a wide range of sport and exercise settings, this book explores contemporary issues in reflective practice and considers the way that reflective practice impacts upon applied practice, on research methodology and on professional development. It includes chapters on the use of reflective practice in areas as diverse as:
Based on multi-disciplinary work in education and the health sciences, and exploring the crucial interface between learning and practice, this book is important reading for all sport and exercise scientists and any professional working in sport and exercise looking to become more effective practitioners.
"… I was propelled through the text by its insightful contributors, all working to make their own reflective process as transparent as possible… Knowles, et al have done a masterful job of presenting the reader with enough background to get started and enough encouragement to move forward…” – The Sport Psychologist Journal, Volume 28, Issue 3, September
“I very much enjoyed reading this book, and feel it is suited to researchers, educators, practitioners, neophytes and students alike. The reader is encouraged to select chapters in which they feel is appropriate to their own context but I would highly recommend engaging in the entire text to consider a variety of issues when understanding, providing or engaging in reflection. In particular, I feel that it is written in such a way that it somewhat inspires one to get out there and strive for practice improvement at every opportunity.” – Richard Collins, Hartpury College, Gloucestershire, reviewed in the Sport and Exercise Psychology Review. A Publication by the British Psychological Society.
'This book is a particularly uplifting read and has lead me to re-think my own practice based research. In spite of the difficulties facing those who engage in reflective practice it is most definitely time to embrace the challenges involved. Leading by example. this publication demonstrates how sharing and reflecting on these experiences opens the door to questioning, expanding and developing reflective practice itself.' – Hannah Gravestock, QMiP Bulletin, Issue 22, Autumn 2016
Part 1: Introduction 1. Reflecting on reflection and journeys Part 2: Critical perspectives within reflective practice 2. Using reflective practice in the development of exercise-related interventions 3. Where’s the evidence? A review of empirical reflective practice research within sport 4. Reflecting forward: Exploring reflective methodologies with/for children 5. Keeping the cat alive: ‘getting’ reflection as part of professional practice Part 3: Pedagogical approaches to reflective practice 6. Sink or Swim: Case Study Reflections from an undergraduate Football Scientist 7. Enhancing the skills of students through the use of reflective practice in a physical activity and health curriculum 8. Reflections on Reflection: Some Personal Experiences of Delivering Higher Education Coach Education 9. Facilitating reflective practice in graduate trainees and early career practitioners 10. Reflective Practice and the realms of Physiotherapy Part 4: Applied practice: Reflective practice in action 11. "They never bought me flowers": Storytelling as a means of critical reflection on applied sport psychology practice 12. Critical reflections from sports physiology and nutrition: Tales from pitch side to ringside 13. Using critical incident reflection in qualitative research: Transferable skills for sport psychologists 14. Mindful Supervision in Sport and Performance Psychology: Building the Quality of the Supervisor-Supervisee Relationship 15. The utility of reflective practice during the provision of sport psychology support 16. Reflective practice in talent development: A narrative inquiry of a coaching psychology intervention Part 5: Reflecting forwards 17. Reflecting back and forwards 18. References