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Writing and Professional Development



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Reflective Practice: Writing and Professional Development by Gillie Bolton
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Lecturers, why waste time waiting for the post to arrive? In the new third edition of this popular and highly readable book, the author draws on her considerable experience and extensive research to demonstrate a creative dynamic mode of reflection and reflexivity. Using expressive and explorative writing combined with in-depth group work/mentoring alongside appropriate focused research, it enables critical yet sensitive examinations of practice. Gillie offers a searching and thorough approach which increases student and professional motivation, satisfaction, and deep levels of learning. She clearly explains reflection; reflexivity; narrative; metaphor, and complexity, and grounds the literary and artistic methods in educational theory and values. Clear step-by-step practical methods are given for every aspect of the process. New to this edition are: a chapter presenting different ways of undertaking and facilitating reflective practice; and further international coverage, including material from Australia, New Zealand and the United States. The Third Edition also includes: an annotated glossary explaining key terms; end-of-chapter activities and exercises; and suggested further reading, and clear guides on chapter contents and how to use the book. An accompanying companion website includes a range of free additional materials for lecturers and students to use in tutorials and for independent study, including discussion, workshop exercises, glossary and online readings. The methods are appropriate to, and used worldwide by, students and professionals across education; medicine and healthcare; clinical psychology; therapy; social work; pastoral care; counselling; police; business management; organisational consultancy; leadership training.

Table of Contents

Mind the Gap: How to Use This Book PART ONE: REFLECTION AND REFLEXIVITY: WHAT AND WHY Reflective Practice: An Introduction Reflection and Reflexivity Principles of Reflective Practice Through the Mirror Writing as Reflection PART TWO: REFLECTION AND REFLEXIVITY: HOW Reflective Writing: A 'How-to' Guide The Learning Journal Assessment and Evaluation Group Processes and Facilitation Reflective Practice and Team Development Reflective Practice: Other Methods PART THREE: REFLECTIVE WRITING: FOUNDATIONS The Power of Narrative The Power of Metaphor Wider and Deeper: Other Writing Forms Reflection on Reflection

Author Biography

Dr Gillie Bolton is an international authority on writing and author of a long publication list including nine books (one in 4th Edition), academic papers (many in top ranking journals), as well as professional articles, poetry, and for a lay readership. She has peer-reviewed for many journals and has been a long serving editor of an academic and two professional journals.
Release date Australia
February 4th, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
3rd Revised edition
SAGE Publications Ltd
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