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Reflection in action: developing reflective practice in health and social services
  1. Ioannis DK Dimoliatis

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    Bairbre Redmond. Published by Ashgate Publishing 2006 163 £16.99 paperback. 0-7546-4955-5

    A quotation closes her preface: “Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions”; through this book, I guess her mind has been stretched by reflective practice and reflective education.

    Following an overview of the origins of reflection theories, the author—based on action research in a seven-month postgraduate course of six different professions where she unfolded her model—explains how different levels of reflection can be understood and incorporated into everyday teaching and training. Chapter 2 reviews the work of forerunner theorists (Dewey, Habermas, Mezirow, Freire, Brookfield), compares the reflection stages as conceived by each of them, and finishes with the perspectives …

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