NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ844460
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1715-2461
When You Reflect Are You Also Being Reflexive?
Ryan, Thomas
Ontario Action Researcher, v8 n1 article 2 2005
To benefit from reflective and reflexive actions there is a need to contrast these two terms to understand what each is and is not. Both terms can indicate a level and concern for self-development. For instance, to be reflexive is to self-examine, to consider internal conversation, and use this voice to guide, support, and enhance work. Reflexivity is linked to introspection and the moment of action. Reflection is the act of looking upon the action after it has passed. The term reflexivity is less common yet there are several forms of reflexivity. Becoming aware of the types of reflexivity and the relationship with reflection helps researchers make sense of their own reflexivity and reflections. (Contains 1 figure.)
Nipissing University. 100 College Drive, Box 5002, North Bay, Ontario, P1B 8L7 Canada. Tel: 705-474-3450; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A