The end of the year is a good time to stop and reflect on all events during the year, especially those related to our research projects–whether a paper for a class, dissertation for an academic degree, or report for a client.
Reflective practice is an established discipline in some fields , notably medicine and health care, but it can be applied to every endeavor. We want to know that our open heart surgeons are taking a pause to ask “What worked well–and what didn’t work so well”, but students, practitioners, professionals, and academics can also ask themselves the same thing. In particular, managers and managers-to-be, as those who will be taking employees’ livelihoods in their hands, should be at the top of the list of adherents.
Reflective practice requires a response to:
- how you learned to learn something, how you learned to research something
- how you learned to reconcile theory and practice
- how you learned to explain current events through the ”lens” of your chosen learning objectives
- how you developed informed opinions about people, places, things, concepts, events. Read the rest of this entry >>