Educating the Reflective Practitioner

Title: Educating the reflective practitioner
Author(s): Donald A Schön
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass
Pages: 376
Date: 1987

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The Secret to Success in R&D

Wonderful book on how we should educate professionals (researchers) for work in unpredictable R&D+. This book will definitely be part of the curriculum for our compulsories+. This is reflective practice, where neither the teacher (Stage 2 researcher) nor the pupil (Stage 1 researcher) fully know the answer beforehand, and both contribute and learn in the development of the best answer. Both learn through practice, with the teacher learning both in the subject matter, and in the education of Stage 1 researchers+.

The book quotes from Carl Rogers (1952):

It seems to me that anything that can be taught to another is relatively inconsequential and has little or no influence on behavior

I realize increasingly that I am only interested in learnings which significantly influence behavior

I have come to feel that only learning which significantly influences behavior is self-discovered, self-appropriated learning ... which cannot be directly communicated to another.

Schön addresses these challenges in The Reflective Pratiticioner.