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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Review: The Reflective Practitioner: How Professionals Think in Action

User Review  - Rania Khayat - Goodreads

A very difficult read for me and I struggled with it although it sheds light on important insights on the reflective practitioner and the importance of professionals. Read full review

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User Review  - Ashfaq Ayon - Goodreads

Well, this book was a very difficult read for me. But thinking about how Schon's thoughts were of such depth given he wrote this in 1956 i got to say he is amazing. If you are studying Design Theories you might want to read it. It is also included in different curricula, I guess. Read full review


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

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