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ERIC Number: EJ776775
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-0158-037X
Developing Critical Professional Judgement: The Efficacy of a Self-Managed Reflective Process
Lizzio, Alf; Wilson, Keithia
Studies in Continuing Education, v29 n3 p277-293 Nov 2007
This study investigated the efficacy of a reflective process designed to enhance novice professionals' capacity to critically reflect on their practice. One hundred and eighteen (118) final-year behavioural science students participated in an action learning based subject that simulated the roles (e.g. client-consultant) and demands of professional practice. Student consultants completed, and evaluated the effectiveness of, a self-managed reflective workbook process designed to scaffold their critical reflection on a self-nominated critical incident. Findings suggest that the process facilitated metacognitive learning and that students experienced all stages of the structured process as personally and professionally valuable and psychologically safe. Students reported the greatest value from the aspects of the process that linked insights from the critical incident to wider patterns of behaviour. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A