ERIC Number: EJ858666
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: 14
Reflecting on Reflecting on Practice
Wilson, Arthur L.
New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, n123 p75-85 Fall 2009
This article discusses three broad themes--reflection, power, and negotiation--that are evidenced in all of the articles in this issue. In this article, the author tries to transgress the articles at some middling altitude to seek some broader thematics. His observations about reflection, power, and negotiation do transcend individual efforts, with reflection being the more prominent for his purposes and interests in this article. Without reflection, practitioners diminish the likelihood of improving professional adult education practice. Without reflection there is little wherewithal to assess the ethical choices practitioners make in actual practice. Even so, there is still indeed much work to be imagined and enplotted in coming to better understand the roles of reflection, negotiation, and power. These three major dimensions of practitioners' practice help them understand the ethical challenges that they face more routinely than they may be willing to acknowledge.
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Ethics, Educational Practices, Reflection, Work Ethic, Literature Reviews, Conflict Resolution, Individual Power
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
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