This edited volume addresses the different methods professionals use to promote a critical reflective and reflexive stance among practitioners, leading to both a reconceptualization of practice and its subsequent change. The goal of increased reflection in professional education is intended to expand approaches for professionals to work with diverse others. It is also intended to increase their levels of cognitive differentiation and depth of professional consciousness about themselves alongside diverse others in a rapidly changing world. This is an important issue in a range of applied professional programs, from education to medicine, social work to psychology, business to criminal justice, in nearly every country in the world.
Hilary Brown is Associate Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Brock University, Canada. She is the recipient of the 2012 Brock University Award for Excellence in Teaching for Early Career Faculty. As a qualitative researcher, Brown encourages her students to delve deeply into the self in order to expose and reconcile their vulnerabilities while simultaneously attempting to do the same. The reciprocal nature of this deeply reflective process has the potential to result in the improvement of one's professional practice. Brown's research focuses on the practical application of holistic and invitational theory.
Richard D. Sawyer is Professor of Education at Washington State University Vancouver, USA. His scholarship focuses on qualitative research and curricular theory and he is interested in reflexive and transformative curriculum within transnational contexts, especially those related to education and neo-liberalism and homo-normativity. He is the recipient of the 2015 American Educational Research Association Division D Significant Contribution to Educational Measurement and Research Methodology Award.
Joe Norris is Professor of Drama in Education and Applied Theatre at Brock University, Canada. He is the recipient of the 2015 Tom Barone Award for Distinguished Contributions to Arts Based Educational Research from the Arts Based Educational SIG of the American Educational Research Association. Norris has focused his teaching and research on fostering a playful, creative, participatory, and socially aware stance toward self and Other.
1. Dialogic Reflection: An Exploration of its Embodied, Imaginative, and Reflective DynamicSection One: Arts-Based Approaches2. Photography as Reflexive Practice: Containing Pedagogical Complexity in the Learning Encounter3. Digital Storytelling in Nurse Practitioner Education: A Beginning of Reflective Clinical Practice4. Promoting Professional conversations and Reflective Practice Among Educators: Unpacking Portfolio Assessment using DuoethnographySection Two: Critical Approaches5. Cultural Safety and Critical Race Theory: Education Frameworks to Promote Reflective Nursing Practice6. Shifting Personalities: A Critical Discussion of a Duoethnographic Inquiry of a Personal Curriculum of Post/Colonialism7. Feminine Identity and the AcademySection Three: Integrative Responsiveness Approaches8. Reflexivity for the Third Space: A Hybrid Educator's Approach to Improving Education9. Going Beneath the Surface: What is Teaching for Diversity Anyway?10. Shape Shifting in the Classroom: Masks and Credibility in Teaching11. Reflecting Upon Teaching Assistant Roles in Higher Education through Participatory Theatrev>