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Reflective Practice

Reflective Practice
Writing and Professional Development

Fifth Edition
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February 2018 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Reflecting thoughtfully on your work is vital for improving your own self-awareness, effectiveness and professional development. This newly updated fifth edition of Gillie Bolton’s bestselling book explores reflective writing as a creative and dynamic process for this critical enquiry.

New to this edition:

  • An expanded range of exercises and activities
  • A new emphasis on using e-portfolios
  • Further guidance on reflective writing assignments
  • Enhanced discussion of reflection as a key employability skill
  • Additional online resources

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.

Chapter 1: Reflective Practice: an Introduction
Chapter 2: Values and Principles of Reflective Practice
Chapter 3: Theories and Contexts of Reflective Practice
Chapter 4: The Power of Narrative
Chapter 5: Perspective
Chapter 6: The Power of Metaphor
Chapter 7: Writing as Reflection
Chapter 8: How to Do Reflective and Reflexive Writing
Chapter 9: Reflective Practice Journals
Chapter 10: Assessment and Evaluation
Chapter 11: Reflective Writing and Team Development
Chapter 12: Reflection on Reflection

great overview of reflection.

Dr Paul Summers
Faculty Of Business Sport And Enterprise, Southampton Solent University
November 17, 2021

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.

Mr Tim Kelly
Humanities and Social Science, Liverpool John Moores University
April 4, 2019

Enjoyed reading this book gave a indepth insight into reflection that practitioners of today need to support their practice.

Mrs Janet Gargiulo
Health and Social Care, Glyndwr University
May 15, 2018

Excellent accessible text

Ms Nakissa Campbell
Dept of Care and Early Years, Weston College
May 5, 2018

This book provided our MA students with important information regarding reflective practice. A very helpful source of information

Dr Bev Orton
Criminology & Sociological Studies, Hull University
June 25, 2019

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.

Mrs Eileen Mc Partland
Vocational Education, Liberties College
May 25, 2018

A much needed text, a must for increasing students' understanding of the importance and value of reflective thinking and practice

Dr Colin Cameron
Department of Social Work and Communities, Northumbria University
March 20, 2018

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

Mrs Michele Fuller
Department of Education, Colchester Institute
July 3, 2019