reflective practice

Reflective practice has become a popular and key theme in education and professional learning. Key ideas in the field were developed by Dewey (How We Think 1910; 1933). His thinking still runs through the work of key writers such as David Boud et al (1985) and Donald Schön (1983; 1987).

Schön has been particularly influential developing his ideas of reflection on action (taking time to reflect about critical incidents in a professional person's practice after the event) and reflection in action (reflection undertaken whilst the incident is occurring).

See also critical incident

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