Developing critical reflection as a research method

Jan Fook

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    Critical reflection is normally used in professional learning settings to assist practitioners to improve practice. I have worked for some time using critical reflection in this way with many different types of professionals. Over time, however, I have been impressed by the deeper and more complex understanding of practice experience which the process enables, and which practitioners themselves often cannot initially express. And so I have begun to speculate about the research potential of the critical reflection process, and whether it might be developed as a research method to allow better formulations of practice experience, and therefore, ultimately, better practice.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCreative spaces for qualitative researching
    Subtitle of host publicationLiving research
    EditorsJoy Higgs, Angie Titchen, Debbie Horsfall, Donna Bridges
    Place of PublicationRotterdam, The Netherlands
    PublisherSense Publishers
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)9789460917612
    ISBN (Print)9789460917592, 9789460917608
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

    Publication series

    NamePractice, education, work and society

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    Fook, J. (2011). Developing critical reflection as a research method. In J. Higgs, A. Titchen, D. Horsfall, & D. Bridges (Eds.), Creative spaces for qualitative researching: Living research (Vol. 5, pp. 55-64). (Practice, education, work and society ; Vol. 5). Sense Publishers.