Reflective Teaching & Learning in the Health Professions: Action Research in Professional Education

Reflective Teaching & Learning in the Health Professions: Action Research in Professional Education

Author(s): David Kember

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9780632057399

Online ISBN: 9780470690550

DOI: 10.1002/9780470690550

About this Book

This book deals with the nature of professional education and the need to produce professionals who are capable of reflection upon practice. It derives comprehensive guidelines for developing curricula and teaching methods that encourage reflective thinking. It is heavily research-based and the multiprofessional approach is unique to this subject matter. It will appeal to educators in all health science disciplines.

The book includes an introduction to the concepts of reflection and reflective thinking and describes action research methodology used to carry out this study. Findings are presented in the form of case studies and the conclusions drawn are considered in the context of practical implementation.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Introduction

    1. Chapter 1

      The Nature of Reflection (pages 1–28)

      David Kember, Frances Kam Yuet Wong and Ella Yeung

  2. Part II: Developing Reflective Teaching in Five Healthcare Courses

    1. Chapter 3

      The Action Research Process (pages 43–56)

      Frances Kam Yuet Wong, Alice Yuen Loke and Marian Wai Lin Wong

  3. Part III: Synthesising Conclusions About Curricula

    1. Chapter 8

      Encouraging Reflective Writing (pages 111–125)

      David Kember, Alice Jones, Alice Yuen Loke, Jan McKay, Kit Sinclair, Harrison Tse, Celia Webb, Frances Kam Yuet Wong, Marian Wai Lin Wong and Ella Yeung

    2. Chapter 9

      Facilitating Critical Discussion (pages 126–135)

      David Kember, Alice Jones, Alice Yuen Loke, Jan McKay, Kit Sinclair, Harrison Tse, Celia Webb, Frances Kam Yuet Wong, Marian Wai Lin Wong and Ella Yeung

  4. Part IV: The Nature of Reflection

    1. Chapter 10

      The Affective Dimension of Reflection (pages 136–151)

      Marian Wai Lin Wong, David Kember, Frances Kam Yuet Wong and Alice Yuen Loke

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