Journal article

A study of critical reflection in health professional education: 'learning where others are coming from'

Clare Delany, Deborah Watkin

ADVANCES IN HEALTH SCIENCES EDUCATION | SPRINGER | Published : 2009

Abstract

A dominant focus of clinical education for health professional students is experiential learning through an apprentice model where students are exposed to a range of clinical scenarios and conditions through observation initially, and then through supervised clinical practice. However experiential learning may not be enough to meet the need for health professionals to be flexible, self-aware and understanding of alternative perspectives or 'where other people are coming from.' Critical reflection skills are recognised as a way of thinking and a process for analysing practice, that enables learning from, and redeveloping professional practice in an ongoing way. This paper describes and examin..

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