Reflective Practice as Method
Reflective practice is both...
Reflective practice is both a "skill (of reflecting on past experience) and method (to inquire about problems in professional practice) that is contextualized but also theory-guided" (Greenberger, 2020). One of the persistent and incorrect assumptions about reflective practice is that it is just "thinking" or not "evidence-based." Structured reflective practice can be experiential, evidence-based, and rigorous, making it suitable as a method for inquiry. For practitioners, reflective practice can be an pivotal tool to enhance decision making, problem solving, and self-awareness. For researchers, it can be an invaluable tool to explore in an applied way the context of inquiry.
If you would like to learn more about reflective practice, or are interested in joining the Institute of Reflective Practice at GCU, consider reviewing our reflective practice resources here.
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