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I particularly liked the chapters relating to stories and metaphors. The author talks about the importance of stories in story form, a creative approach that really catches the imagination. The book is beautifully written and the vignettes are like stories in themselves. The Write to Learn exercises are a great way to consolidate knowledge and practice reflective writing skills.
Abraham Flexner a physician and educator at Princeton wrote in 1939 that “the conception of what is useful may not have become too narrow to be adequate to the roaming and capricious possibilities of the human spirit”. Whilst striving towards a collection of knowledge that is immediately useful and relevant, we overlook that deep learning, the kind that leads to the transfer of ideas, requires the pondering of information that seems irrelevant or useless. Bolton’s work provides a toolkit for students and academics contemplate the opaqueness of knowledge, to spen
This ‘go-to’ book is an absolute must for everyone concerned with professional development. In this fifth edition, the writers have enhanced the examples and activities of reflective writing and questioning, leading the reader to deeper understandings of reflection and reflexivity. It is a wonderfully supportive book for all practitioners.
It's a book which is easy to dip into and take from it what you will This popular book has been used worldwide in various disciplines including education, social work, business and management, medicine and healthcare and is essential reading for students and professionals seeking to enhance their reflective writing skills and to examine their own practice in greater critical depth. It covers all the essential issues as well as including plenty of references to enhance the information.
Reflective Practice is a rich treasure trove of theories, case studies, references, online resources and exercises. While not all of it will be relevant or easy to implement, there is bound to be something that you can use to develop your own skills as a teacher, and also something that you try out with your colleagues. Sharing experiences or insights arising from writing a journal certainly sounds a lot more interesting to me than just discussing the school’s new homework policy!
This book is very helpful in advancing the knowledge of our students about the ethos of reflective practice. On the course in question, we utilise academic reflection, and for many students who go into the world of Law Enforcement post graduation, this grounding really helps their understanding of reflection in professional practice. Recommended.
Enjoyed reading this book gave a indepth insight into reflection that practitioners of today need to support their practice.
Excellent accessible text
This book provided our MA students with important information regarding reflective practice. A very helpful source of information
This gets right to the heart of reflection and encourages studens to engage with what can be a difficult task for a novice in the care industry.
A much needed text, a must for increasing students' understanding of the importance and value of reflective thinking and practice
This has become an essential characteristic of effective teachers, so it is required reading for our teacher trainees supporting their development as life long learners in this fast changing sector