Chapter 1. The Basic Scheme

  1. Christopher Johns Professor of Nursing
  1. Christopher Johns Professor of Nursing

Published Online: 21 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324969.ch1

Guided Reflection: A narrative approach to advancing professional practice

Guided Reflection: A narrative approach to advancing professional practice

How to Cite

Johns, C. (2010) The Basic Scheme, in Guided Reflection: A narrative approach to advancing professional practice (ed C. Johns), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324969.ch1

Editor Information

  1. Reflective Practice Forum, University of Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire, UK

Author Information

  1. Reflective Practice Forum, University of Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 27 AUG 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405185684

Online ISBN: 9781444324969

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Keywords:

  • basic scheme - self–inquiry research, something lived, unfolding moment by moment, a way of being in the world;
  • philosophical assumptions, underlying ‘method’ - assumptions consistent with researcher's own views;
  • basic scheme, simple - people learning through everyday experiences to become who they want to be;
  • narrative as a journey of self-inquiry and transformation - towards self-realisation;
  • methodology, no longer bound - by prescribed rules and boundaries of positivist thinking;
  • philosophical and theoretical ides - shaping the path and guiding steps along it;
  • narrative as self-inquiry, resonating with collaborative research theory;
  • personal knowing - knowing through reflection, subjective and contextual;
  • four quadrant view of knowing;
  • self-inquiry, chaotic in its quest - finding meaning and gaining insight through maze of lived experience

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Narrative

  • Collaborative research

  • Beginnings

  • Reflection

  • Personal knowing

  • The influence of a critical social science

  • Hermeneutics

  • Buddhist psychology and ancient wisdom

  • Bringing the mind home

  • First nations

  • Autobiography and autoethnography

  • Autoethnography

  • The performance turn

  • Performance of possibilities

  • Self-inquiry as chaos

  • References