Professional Experience and the Investigative Imagination

This book explains and demonstrates how creative writing can be used successfully in the context of professional education where traditionally a more distanced approach to reporting on professional experience has been favoured.

Author: Alyson Buck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134645992

Category: Education

Page: 256

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This book explains and demonstrates how creative writing can be used successfully in the context of professional education where traditionally a more distanced approach to reporting on professional experience has been favoured. It is based on many practical examples, drawn from several years' experience of running courses for social workers, nurses, teachers, managers and higher education staff, in which participants explore their professional practice through imaginative forms of writing. The participants experience of the work is presented through a discussion of interviews and evaluative documents. The book includes a set of distance-learning materials for those wishing to undertake such work for themselves or to establish similar courses, as well as a full analysis of the link between professional reflection and the artistic imagination. The book makes available a new and more broadly-based approach to the process of professional reflection, and the concept of the patchwork text has general relevance for debates about increasing access to higher education qualifications.

Poetry Practical Theology and Reflective Practice

The Power of Appreciative Inquiry: A Practical Guide to Positive Change. ... 'What Is the Job Poetry Is Supposed to Do?' In A. Whittaker (ed.) ... Professional Experience and the Investigative Imagination: The Art of Reflective Writing.

Author: Mark Pryce

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317076629

Category: Religion

Page: 196

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This groundbreaking study offers an innovative critical analysis of poetry as a resource for reflective practice in the context of continuing professional development. In the contemporary drive in all professions for greater rigour in education, training, and development, little attention is paid to the inner shape of learning and meaning-making for individuals and groups, especially ways in which individuals are formed for the task of their work. Building on empirical research into the author’s professional practice, the book takes the use of poetry in clergy continuing ministerial development as a case-study to examine the value of poetry in professional learning. Setting out the advantages and limitations of poetry as a stimulant for imaginative, critical reflexivity, and formation within professional reflective practice, the study develops a practical model for group reflection around poetry, distilling pedagogical approaches for working effectively with poetry in continuing professional development. Drawing together a number of strands of thinking about poetry, Practical Theology, and reflective practice into a tightly argued study, the book is an important methodological resource. It makes available a range of primary and secondary sources, offering researchers into professional practice a model of ethnographic research in Practical Theology which embraces innovative methods for reflexivity and theological reflection, including the value of auto-ethnographic poetry.

A Handbook of Reflective and Experiential Learning

Usher, R. (2000b) 'Experiential learning or learning from experience: does it make a difference?, in D. Boud, ... Winter, R., Buck, A. and Sobiechowska, P. (1999) Professional Experiences and the Investigative Imagination, ...

Author: Jennifer A. Moon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134310913

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 452


Reflective and experiential learning are now common currency in education and training and are recognized as important tools. This handbook acts as an essential guide to understanding and using these techniques in educational and training contexts.

Teaching Secondary English

English teachers can work on the following research questions: How can I improve my teaching of Shakespeare in Year 9? ... Professional Experience and the Investigative Imagination: The Art ofReflective Writing (1999) by Richard Winter, ...

Author: Mark Pike

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412933193

Category: Education

Page: 198

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`What the book does extremely well is do describe the way things are in terms of the requirements of the Framework for Teaching English, the curriculum and the new specifications - and for this reason it is likely to be most useful to those contemplating English tech9ng in the maintained sector from outside - returnees, aspiring NQTs or those in the independent sector' - Times Educational Supplement `Instead of taking us yet again on a tour through the four modalities of English, this book's tri-partite structure takes a refreshingly different approach by offering thought-provoking argument grounded in classroom practicality' - Nick McGuinn, University of York Students' comments on Teaching Secondary English: `The book is written in clear, digestible terms, offering many practical ideas for teaching the key skills and the wide range of material encountered in the English classroom. .. It is the kind of book which can be dipped into, which is particularly useful for people who spend most of their time planning lessons!' `Teaching Secondary English is a must for student teachers and NQTs. It is a clear, comprehensive and practical guidebook dealing not solely with theory and pedagogy, but with the very real issues facing new teachers today' ` It is clear that Teaching Secondary English, unlike so many textbooks on the subject, is written by someone with recent classroom experience and this helps the reader to trust and respect the advice it purports. I certainly feel it is grounded in practicalities not "pie in the sky" theory that will not work in most `real' classrooms!' This book enables English teachers to implement change and rise to new challenges, while remaining true to an ethically and socially just position which provides the rationale for their vocation. The author describes and evaluates recent changes to English teaching brought about by initiatives such as the Literacy Strategy, the new `A' levels and the requirement to focus on spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Examples of innovative teaching and learning strategies are provided throughout. The author helps teachers to foster keen readers, writers and communicators. He shows how they can enable their students to acquire skills and knowledge, as well as to recognize the value of aesthetic experience, emotional literacy and spiritual and moral response to literature in their own lives and in their communities. This book is essential reading for PGCE students as well as practising teachers and all those involved in English in education.

Interprofessional Collaboration

Winter, R., Buck, A. and Sobiechowska, P. (1999) Professional Experience and the Investigative Imagination, London: Routledge. Supporting families An interprofessional approach? Lomca Vanclay SUMMARY The experience Journeys into ...

Author: Audrey Leathard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135480073

Category: Medical

Page: 392

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Interprofessional collaboration in the health and social care services has become a commanding force, spear-headed by the Government's modernisation programme to improve partnership. Interprofessional Collaboration highlights the benefits and factors arising from working together for patients, service users and carers through a review of theoretical models illustrated by relevant examples. Discussion of topical problems being faced by practitioners, managers, and policy-makers in the health and social care sector covers: *Policy issues from various interprofessional angles, including the place of management, ethical issues and technology *The application of policy to practice in working together across professions, sectors and communities, giving an overview of teamwork, new primary care policies, interprofessional agendas for family support and mental health, and users' and carers' perspectives on collaboration in practice *Policy and practice in learning together, including theoretical challenges and developments internationally. Relevant for all those that have an interest in matters of health, social care, welfare and caring, Interprofessional Collaboration provides comprehensive coverage on interprofessional education and policy in the UK and abroad.

Continuing Professional Development in Social Work

Thompson, N. (2005) Understanding social work: preparing for practice (2nd edn), Basingstoke: Macmillan. ... Winter, R., Buck, A. and Sobiechowaska, P. (1999) Professional experience and the investigative imagination: the art of ...

Author: Halton, Carmel

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447320678

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Continuing professional development (CPD) has become a defining issue in twenty-first century social work. There is widespread consensus in favour of CPD. But what is it? Are there discernible international trends? What are the barriers to participating in CPD? What do social workers think about and want from CPD? This book seeks to answer these questions. Based on a survey and interviews with social work practitioners, CPD in social work offers a unique insight into the possibilities and challenges of CPD and the issues it presents for newly qualified and experienced social workers in practice. Combining the perspectives of social workers and their managers with international research, assures its global appeal. It offers possible directions for the future of post qualifying social work education, making it essential reading for practitioners, educators, managers and policy-makers.

The Postgraduate Research Handbook

Watkins, D. and Hattie, J. (1981) 'The Learning Processes of Australian University Students: Investigations of ... Winter, R. and Sabiechowska, P. (1999) Professional Experience and the Investigative Imagination (London: Routledge).

Author: Gina Wisker

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9780230364950

Category: Education

Page: 440

View: 178


The second edition of this best-selling book is aslively and accessible as the first edition. Advice, support and both active and reflective tasks take the students through the stages of research as well as encouraging them to consider social and cultural issues, such as working with their supervisor and other researchers.

Learning Through Storytelling in Higher Education

Professional experience and the investigative imagination: The ART of reflective writing. London: Routledge. Witherell, C. (1991). The self in narrative: A journey into paradox. In C. Witherell & N. Noddings (Eds)(1991).

Author: Maxine Alterio

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135724092

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Learning Through Storytelling in Higher Education explores ways of using storytelling as a teaching and learning tool. When storytelling is formalized in meaningful ways, it can capture everyday examples of practice and turn them into an opportunity to learn - encouraging both reflection, a deeper understanding of a topic and stimulating critical thinking skills. The technique can accommodate diverse cultural, emotional and experiential incidents, and may be used in many different contexts eg formal/informal; one-on-one/group setting. The authors outline the different models of storytelling and explain how to make use of this technique and encourage a 'storytelling culture' within the workplace or in tutorial sessions. Academic yet accessible, this book provides a new perspective on learning techniques and will be a great asset to any educator looking to improve reflective practice.

Supervising the Reflective Practitioner

Professional experience and the investigative imagination: the art of reflective writing. London: Routledge. Wood, J.A.V., Miller, T.W. and Hargrove, D.S. (2005). Clinical supervision in rural settings: a telehealth model.

Author: Joyce Scaife

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317834144

Category: Psychology

Page: 300

View: 118


Development as a reflective practitioner has become an essential quality for practitioners in the fields of health, education and social care. Supervising the Reflective Practitioner provides guidance for supervisors, focusing on what they can do to facilitate the development of reflective practice in supervisees. This book contains a wide range of practical examples including personal accounts and illustrations. Topics covered include: what is reflective practice and why is it important now? how reflective practice connects with personal and professional development key issues in supervising reflective practice methods that can be used in supervision. This accessible book will be of great interest to both supervisors and supervisees who practice clinically in a range of professions, including applied psychology, counselling, psychotherapy, psychiatry and nursing. It will also be useful for professionals working in education, health, and social care who want to support supervisees in the development of reflective practice.

For Youth Workers and Youth Work

Winter, R., Sobiechowska, P. and Buck, A. (eds) (1999) Professional experience and the investigative imagination: The art of reflective writing, London: Routledge. Williams, N.M. (1998) Ideology and utopia in the poetry of William Blake ...

Author: Nicholls, Doug

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447308607

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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In this unique and passionate book, Doug Nicholls proposes a cultural revolution within youth work. He draws on the best of youth work's past to redesign the youth work map for today. He speaks with wit, wisdom and warmth to youth workers about their craft. Yet he takes no intellectual prisoners in proposing a new role for youth work in the struggle for social justice. No student or practitioner should miss it.

Reflective Playwork

For All Who Work with Children Jacky Kilvington, Ali Wood ... Professional Experience and the Investigative Imagination: The Art of Reflective Writing, London: Routledge Wood, A. (2005), “Playwork resources, Handout Building Blocks, ...

Author: Jacky Kilvington

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474254083

Category: Education

Page: 200

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In a world where we are ever seeking to protect our children and to encourage their educational progress, it is often overlooked that the need for play is as important as the need for food and sleep. Drawing on playwork methodology, theory and practice, this extensively revised new edition of Reflective Playwork recognises that play is a need for all, and seeks to encourage the provision of time and space for all children to freely enjoy its benefits. Encouraging a greater understanding of play from a child's perspective and ways in which any adult can support and enhance play, it covers: playwork principles, the playwork approach, reflective practice and values, play theory, the child and their welfare and spaces for play. This edition has a greater focus on putting playwork theory into practice to address the needs of all those who work with children and play. Using more stories and case studies from real life situations and a wider range of settings including schools, children's centres, voluntary organisations and play therapy, Jacky Kilvington and Ali Wood help readers identify how to use the playwork approach and engage in reflective practice whoever and wherever they are. New and updated for this edition: - Key questions, reflection opportunities and further reading suggestions have been updated to include the latest research, terminology and current concerns for children and young people; - an updated glossary highlighting key playwork terminology; - a new chapter on playable spaces; - a new chapter on applying the playwork approach in other professions in the children's and continuing professional development; - a wider look at play and playwork across the Western world; - a renewed focus on showing links between playwork practice and other types of practice. Written in an accessible style, Reflective Playwork is approachable for foundation and undergraduate level students and above as well as practitioners.

Social Work in Ireland

Smith, D. (2005) 'Probation and social work', British Journal of Social Work, 35(5), 621–37. ... Winter, R., Buck, A. and Sobiechowska, P. (1999) Professional Experience and the Investigative Imagination: The Art of Reflective Writing, ...

Author: Alastair Christie

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137383235

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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During a period of great economic and political change and uncertainty this book offers a timely evaluation of social work in Ireland. Social Work in Ireland: Changes and Continuities has brought together a range of academics and professionals to provide a comprehensive analysis of social work in the Republic of Ireland. It addresses key questions such as 'How is social work in Ireland responding to rapidly changing social, cultural and economic circumstances?'; 'How will the new relationships between the state/NGO/private sectors impact on the provision of social services?' and 'How does, and will, social work respond to the needs of specific service user groups?' In addressing these questions the book explores key areas of practice, including child welfare, domestic violence, mental health, working with migrants and minority ethnic groups, substance misuse, probation services, and work with older people and people with a disability. This book is an essential read for students of social work and social care in Ireland and will also be of great interest to qualified practitioners in both the social work field and other social care professions.

Reflective Writing in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Van der Kolk, B.A. and McFarlane, A.C. (2012) Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body, ... Winter, R.A.B. and Sobiechowska, P. (1999) Professional Experience and the Investigative Imagination: The Art of ...

Author: Jeannie Wright

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526457042

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

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In this book Jeannie Wright takes readers on a journey from how to start writing, through the various approaches, on to how to deal with obstacles, and how to maintain reflective enquiry as a professional habit. Reflective writing exercises, case studies and ideas for self-directed learning will help readers practice and apply their skills. This second edition includes more content on: the new Ethical Framework technological developments impacting counselling diversity and difference in the therapeutic relationship This book is an essential how-to guide for trainees and practitioners that provides them with all the tools they need to develop writing for reflective practice.

Learning Teaching and Assessing in Higher Education

Bolton, G. (2006) Narrative writing: reflective enquiry into professional practice. ... Buck, A. and Sobiechowska, P. (1999) Professional experience and the investigative imagination: The art of reflective writing. London: Routledge.

Author: Anne Campbell

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 9781844453276

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 546


Full of practical advice, this book will stimulate thoughtful, reflective practice, and a good understanding of teaching, learning and assessing in higher education.

Yin and Yang in the English Classroom

Richard Winter, Alyson Buck, and Paula Sobiechowska, Professional Experience and the Investigative Imagination: The Art of Reflective Writing (New York: Routledge, 1999), 106. 7. Robert Bringle and Julie Hatcher, “Reflection in Service ...

Author: Sandra Eckard

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475806908

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 590


Yin and Yang in the English Classroom: Teaching With Popular Culture Texts is designed to provide college professors and high school teachers with both halves they need to tackle the job of teaching students literature and writing skills: theoretical foundations of, and practical applications for, the modern classroom.

EBOOK Communication Skills For Adult Nurses

Kolb, D.A. (1984) Experiential Learning: Experience as the Source of Learning and Development. ... Winter, R., Buck, A. and Sobiechowska, P. (1999) Professional Experience and the Investigative Imagination: The Art of Reflective Writing ...

Author: Abayomi McEwen

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335239993

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 476


A practical book aimed at helping the trainee or qualified nurse to hone and develop their communication skills. Full of vignettes from both patient and nurse perspective, the book includes common scenarios, activity points and suggestions for practice.

Reflective Practice

Writing and Professional Development Gillie Bolton ... Winter , R . , Buck , A . and Sobiechowska , P . ( 1999 ) Professional Experience and the Investigative Imagination : The Art of Reflective Writing . London : Routledge .

Author: Gillie Bolton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412908124

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 238

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In this fully updated and revised Second Edition author Gillie Bolton draws on her considerable experience as well as extensive research and development in the area to demonstrate and explore a creative dynamic mode of reflection and reflexivity. Using expressive and explorative writing combined with in-depth group work or mentoring and appropriate focused research, it enables deep, sensitive, critical examinations of practice. Reflective Practice: Writing and Professional Development offers a searching and thorough approach which increases student and professional motivation, satisfaction, and deep levels of learning.

Mentoring in the Early Years

London: Paul Chapman Publishing Parsloe, E. and Wray, M. (2000) Coaching and Mentoring: practical methods to improve learning. ... P. (1999) Professional Experience and the Investigative Imagination: the art of reflective writing.

Author: Alison Robins

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781848604896

Category: Education

Page: 112

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`This book gives a thorough, detailed account of mentoring, with accompanying case studies which will be invaluable to anyone undertaking the role...this book will encourage readers to develop reflective practice in their settings and that this will help to improve quality' - Nursery World `A valuable and timely contribution to the Early Years field. This will be essential reading for all Early Years practitioners engaged in practice-based learning and will provide valuable guidance for all mentors in the field' - Dr Rose Drury, Lecturer in Early Years, The Open University Mentoring is an important part of good, professional practice. It provides a framework of support for continuous personal and professional development and is integral to the development of quality provision within early years. This book is designed as a guide for all those involved in the mentoring process. The roles of the mentor and practitioners are carefully examined and chapters cover the following: o The role of the mentor o The characteristics of a good mentor o How mentoring supports personal and professional development o The diversity of early years settings and professional roles o Case studies of mentoring in practice Chapters include a mixture of relevant theory, practical suggestions, case studies, questions for discussion, activities for personal and professional development and suggestions for further reading. There are suggestions and examples of materials that may be used, and a glossary of key terms.

Learning Journals

A Handbook for Reflective Practice and Professional Development Jennifer A. Moon ... Winter, R., Buck, A. and Sobiechowska, P. (1999) Professional Experience and the Investigative Imagination, London: Routledge.

Author: Jennifer A. Moon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429828881

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Fully updated with important new theory and practical material, this second edition of Learning Journals offers guidance on keeping and using journals and gives step-by-step advice on integrating journal writing on taught courses, in training and professional development and in supporting personal development planning (PDP) activities. Key topics covered include: the nature of learning journals and how we learn from them the broad range of uses of learning journals, including portfolios and personal and professional development the depth and quality of reflection in learning journals the assessment of learning journals and reflective writing the use of narrative and story-telling techniques in journals. With useful exercises and activities that enhance learning journal work in a structured manner, Learning Journals is invaluable reading for teachers and students in higher education, for all professionals, particularly those working in the health services and business and training and for all those who want to learn more about keeping a fulfilling personal journal.

Common Foundation Studies in Nursing E Book

GSCC, London Gerberich SG, Church TR, McGovern PM et al 2005 Risk factors for work-related assaults on nurses. ... Care 13:19–28 Winter R, Buck A, Sobiechowska P 1999 Professional experience and the investigative imagination.

Author: Jenny Spouse

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780702033445

Category: Medical

Page: 536

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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Now revised and fully updated in line with developments in nurse education, this fourth edition will prove indispensable to pre-registration nursing students on the Common Foundation Programme. It provides an essential guide to working in health care settings and prepares them for entry to their chosen branch programme. It will also be of relevance to other health care professionals such as health care assistants.