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  • Critical reflection: the struggle of a practice developer
  • Critical Reflection on Practice Development
  • Rebekkah Middleton
  • Volume 7, Issue 1, Article 4
  • May 2017
  • https://doi.org/10.19043/ipdj.71.004
  • Critical companionship, critical creativity, engagement, practice development, reflection, reflective models
  • Abstract

    Context: Critical reflection is espoused as aligning with person-centred approaches and with being an effective person-centred facilitator. Knowing ‘self’ represents a key prerequisite of being an effective person-centred facilitator. This attribute is essential for personal growth and for helping create the conditions that enable others to grow.

    Aims: This article seeks to explore why critical reflection is difficult for some, sharing personal stories of a practice developer’s experiences of wrestling with reflective models and learning to critically reflect in a meaningful way.

    Questions for practice:

    • How can practice developers earnestly engage in reflection?
    • Is it necessary to be bound by historical models of reflection?
    • How does critical companionship foster and encourage engagement in critical reflection?
  • This article by Rebekkah Middleton is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 3.0 License.

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