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ERIC Number: EJ810006
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1360-144X
Theory and Legitimacy in Professional Education: A Practitioner Review of Reflective Processes within Programmes for New Academic Staff
Kahn, Peter; Young, Richard; Grace, Sue; Pilkington, Ruth; Rush, Linda; Tomkinson, Bland; Willis, Ian
International Journal for Academic Development, v13 n3 p161-173 Sep 2008
The authors review research literature on coherent theoretically based approaches to the use of reflective processes within programmes of initial professional education for new academic staff. Employing a novel methodology that incorporates practitioner perspectives, they establish a framework that highlights the role of personal and social factors, and also pedagogic and theoretical considerations, in shaping reflective processes. The included studies identified participants who had engaged in certain categories of reflection. Certain fundamental outcomes, however, such as changes in professional commitment, were never seen across an entire cohort. The article thus discusses the intended learning outcomes that programmes might legitimately seek to meet. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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