The Reflective Journal

The Reflective Journal

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This is the second edition of Barbara Bassot's hugely popular book is a uniquely inspiring introduction to critically reflective practice. Using bite-sized theory combined with plentiful guidance and supporting activities, this book gives the reader a place to reflect on their learning and use writing as a tool for developing their thinking.

Critical reflection is an essential skill for anyone undertaking qualifying professional programmes such as social work, nursing, health, teaching, childhood studies and youth and community work degrees. Whether being taught as a discrete module or as a major theme embedded in all teaching, this is essential reading for anyone wanting to improve their practise and deliver the best service possible.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 156 x 189 x 15.24mm | 317.51g
  • Red Globe Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd ed. 2017
  • 184 p.
  • 1137603488
  • 9781137603487
  • 37,368

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This is the second edition of Barbara Bassot's hugely popular The Reflective Journal, the uniquely inspiring introduction to critically reflective practice. A powerful tool for processing thoughts, feelings and actions, this book will enables the reader to develop their practice and achieve their professional goals. The new edition includes 10 brand-new sections, on themes such as reflecting in groups, time management and challenging limiting assumptions, as well as the space to write reflections and the wealth of tips and advice on career development that made the first edition such a bestseller. Written for students on a range of courses, from education and business to social work, counselling and health, this book is also a must-have companion for those on placement or in professional practice - or indeed anyone who is being encouraged to reflect more deeply and critically on what they do.
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Table of contents

Acknowledgements.- Introduction.- PART I: MODELS AND TOOLS FOR REFLECTION.- Theme 1 Beginnings.- Theme 2 Starting to Write Reflectively.- Theme 3 Learning from Experience.- Theme 4 The Practice of Reflection.- Theme 5 Learning from Feedback.- Theme 6 Feelings and Professional Practice Theme 7 Assumptions.- Theme 8 Ethics and Values.- Theme 9 Reflecting with Others.- Theme 10 Bringing it all Together and Moving Forward.- PART II: More Space for Reflection.- PART III: Career Development
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An excellent little book to support the development of a much-needed element of professional practice. - Kay Wall, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, University of Worcester, UK With a clear, easy-to-grasp structure, this book is a great guide for those who have never been involved in reflective practice before. - Dr Paul-Alan Armstrong, Senior Lecturer HRM and Leadership, Sunderland Business School, UK
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About Barbara Bassot

Barbara Bassot is a Senior Lecturer in Education in the Centre for Career and Personal Development, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. She is a qualified careers professional, and has a Doctorate in Education.
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