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.
|Title of host publication||Creative spaces for qualitative researching|
|Subtitle of host publication||Living research|
|Editors||Joy Higgs, Angie Titchen, Debbie Horsfall, Donna Bridges|
|Place of Publication||Rotterdam, The Netherlands|
|Number of pages||10|
|ISBN (Print)||9789460917592, 9789460917608|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Name||Practice, education, work and society|
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.