Handbook of Reflection and Reflective Inquiry

Mapping a Way of Knowing for Professional Reflective Inquiry

Editors: Lyons, Nona (Ed.)

  • Brings together essential perspectives of researchers, practitioners and theoreticians
  • Offers a comprehensive treatment of reflective inquiry from a complete perspective including historical background, current issues, and future directions
  • Presents a thorough overview of reflective inquiry in several professions including teacher education, medical education, social work education, and adult and business education
  • Provides guidance and tested pedagogical practices
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Philosophers have warned of the perils of a life spent without reflection, but what constitutes reflective inquiry—and why it’s necessary in our lives—can be an elusive concept. Synthesizing ideas from minds as diverse as John Dewey and Paulo Freire, theHandbook of Reflection and Reflective Inquiry presents reflective thought in its most vital aspects, not as a fanciful or nostalgic exercise, but as a powerful means of seeing familiar events anew, encouraging critical thinking and crucial insight, teaching and learning. In its opening pages, two seasoned educators, Maxine Green and Lee Shulman, discuss reflective inquiry as a form of active attention (Thoreau’s "wide-awakeness"), an act of consciousness, and a process by which people can understand themselves, their work (particularly in the form of life projects), and others. Building on this foundation, the Handbook of Reflection and Reflective Inquiry analyzes through the work of 40 internationally oriented authors:

  • Definitional issues concerning reflection, what it is and is not
  • Worldwide social and moral conditions contributing to the growing interest in reflective inquiry in professional education
  • Reflection as promoted across professional educational domains, including K-12 education, teacher education, occupational therapy, and the law, among others
  • Methods of facilitating and scaffolding reflective engagement
  • Current pedagogical and research practices in reflection
  • Approaches to assessing reflective inquiry

Educators across the professions as well as adult educators, counselors and psychologists, and curriculum developers concerned with adult learning will find the Handbook of Reflection and Reflective Inquiry an invaluable teaching tool for challenging times.

Table of contents (29 chapters)

  • Reflection and Reflective Inquiry: Critical Issues, Evolving Conceptualizations, Contemporary Claims and Future Possibilities

    Lyons, Nona

    Pages 3-22

  • Reflective Inquiry: Foundational Issues – “A Deepening of Conscious Life”

    Lyons, Nona

    Pages 25-44

  • The Role of Descriptive Inquiry in Building Presence and Civic Capacity

    Rodgers, Carol

    Pages 45-61

  • A Critical Analysis of Reflection as a Goal for Teacher Education

    Zeichner, Ken (et al.)

    Pages 67-84

  • Education for the Law: Reflective Education for the Law

    Anzalone, Filippa Marullo

    Pages 85-99

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Reflection and Reflective Inquiry
Book Subtitle
Mapping a Way of Knowing for Professional Reflective Inquiry
Editors
  • Nona Lyons
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-85744-2
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-85744-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-85743-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-7920-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIII, 606
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