A longitudinal study exploring perspectives of participants regarding reflective practice during their transition from higher education to professional practice

Divya Jindal-Snape, Elizabeth A. Holmes

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    Abstract

    This paper explores the experiences of reflective practice with a group of participants during their transition from higher education to professional practice. A longitudinal study was conducted with a group of nine students when they were on a Masters programme with a follow-up a year into practice. The findings suggest that as students, they all considered reflective practice to be very important. After transition the importance of reflection had magnified due to the direct relevance of reflection to their practice. The methods of reflection had changed for some and had been embedded into their practice. The participants had strong positive and negative views regarding the teaching and assessment of reflection as students and practitioners. Implications for programme design and practice are discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)219-232
    Number of pages14
    JournalReflective Practice: International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives
    Volume10
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

    Keywords

    • Reflective practice
    • Transition
    • Methods of reflection,
    • Teaching and assessment

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