Reflective Teaching and Learning in the Health Professions. Action Research in Professional Education

  • ID: 2221495
  • Book
  • 208 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This book deals with the nature of professional education and the need to produce professionals who are capable of reflection upon practice. It derives comprehensive guidelines for developing curricula and teaching methods that encourage reflective thinking. It is heavily research–based and the multiprofessional approach is unique to this subject matter. It will appeal to educators in all health science disciplines.

The book includes an introduction to the concepts of reflection and reflective thinking and describes action research methodology used to carry out this study. Findings are presented in the form of case studies and the conclusions drawn are considered in the context of practical implementation.

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Part A: Introduction; The nature of reflection; The project and the action research approach; Part B: Developing reflective teaching in five courses: The action research process; Integrating theory and practice; The use of learning contracts; Writing reflective journals; Promoting discussion from reflective writing; Part C: Synthesizing conclusions about curricula: Encouraging reflective writing; Facilitating critical discussion; Part D: The nature of reflection: The affective dimension of reflection; Triggers for reflection; Reflections on reflection;
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David Kember
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