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Critical reflection: the struggle of a practice developer

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Abstract


  • Context: Critical reflection is espoused as aligning with person-centred approaches and with being an effective person-centred facilitator. Knowing ‘self’ represents a key prerequisite of being an effective person-centred facilitator. This attribute is essential for personal growth and for helping create the conditions that enable others to grow.

    Aims: This article seeks to explore why critical reflection is difficult for some, sharing personal stories of a practice developer’s experiences of wrestling with reflective models and learning to critically reflect in a meaningful way.

    Questions for practice:

    How can practice developers earnestly engage in reflection?

    Is it necessary to be bound by historical models of reflection?

    How does critical companionship foster and encourage engagement in critical reflection?

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Middleton, R. (2017). Critical reflection: the struggle of a practice developer. International Practice Development Journal, 7 (1), 4-1-4-6.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5680&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/4654

Start Page


  • 4-1

End Page


  • 4-6

Volume


  • 7

Issue


  • 1

Abstract


  • Context: Critical reflection is espoused as aligning with person-centred approaches and with being an effective person-centred facilitator. Knowing ‘self’ represents a key prerequisite of being an effective person-centred facilitator. This attribute is essential for personal growth and for helping create the conditions that enable others to grow.

    Aims: This article seeks to explore why critical reflection is difficult for some, sharing personal stories of a practice developer’s experiences of wrestling with reflective models and learning to critically reflect in a meaningful way.

    Questions for practice:

    How can practice developers earnestly engage in reflection?

    Is it necessary to be bound by historical models of reflection?

    How does critical companionship foster and encourage engagement in critical reflection?

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Middleton, R. (2017). Critical reflection: the struggle of a practice developer. International Practice Development Journal, 7 (1), 4-1-4-6.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5680&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/4654

Start Page


  • 4-1

End Page


  • 4-6

Volume


  • 7

Issue


  • 1