Reflective Teaching and Learning in the Health Professions: Action Research in Professional Education
DescriptionThis 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.
"The book offers a thoughtful and practical guide on matters such as integrating theory and practice"
"This book is clearly written and informative...It will be a particularly useful resource for educators in higher education."
British Journal of Occupational Therapy
“Although the book is primarily applicable to educators in academic and service settings, it may well benefit students. It is a useful addition to libraries and departmental bookshelves and is good value for money.”
"For those coming to ideas of reflective practice and action research for the first time, this book provides an excellent starting point.”
Health Services Journal
* A multiprofessional focus with contributions from all the health science professions
* Totally research-based.