The reflective practitioner: how professionals think in action

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Arena, 1995 - Education - 374 pages
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A leading M.I.T. social scientist and consultant examines five professions - engineering, architecture, management, psychotherapy, and town planning - to show how professionals really go about solving problems.The best professionals, Donald Schön maintains, know more than they can put into words. To meet the challenges of their work, they rely less on formulas learned in graduate school than on the kind of improvisation learned in practice. This unarticulated, largely unexamined process is the subject of Schön's provocatively original book, an effort to show precisely how 'reflection-in-action' works and how this vital creativity might be fostered in future professionals.

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User Review  - Jaime Simmons - Goodreads

Not at all what I thought it was going to be... slow, dry and repetitive. Read full review

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User Review  - Amanda - Goodreads

I like what Schon had to say about reflection and practice. The last half of the book is not entirely helpful because it's case studies in some professions (library not being one of them), but the theories in the first half are well worth reading. Read full review

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Part II
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About the author (1995)

Schon is Ford Professor Emeritus and Senior Lecturer in the department of urban studies and planning at MIT.

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