hlt5crr critical reflection a



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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will be introduced to different theories of critical reflection (as well as the particular theory and processes used in this subject), and its uses in improving and developing professional practice. In particular, students will be provided with an in-depth experience of critical reflection through peer group discussion and support. Following a brief introduction to the theory of critical reflection, students will engage in a process of critical reflection of their own work and present examples for class discussion. Assignments will assist in linking this learning with the current literature on the professional practice in each student's chosen field.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorFiona Gardner

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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Special conditions Students should have access to a current workplace environment. Students are required to have a minimum of two years professional practice experience in a relevant field before enrolment in the subject. They should also have access to a current workplace environment.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBreakthroughs in Practice: Social Workers Theorise Critical MomentsRecommendedNapier, L. & Fook, J. (eds) (2000)WHITING & BIRCH, LONDON.
ReadingsCritical Reflection for Nursing and the Helping ProfessionsRecommendedRolfe, G., Freshwater, D. & Jasper, M. (eds) (2001)PALGRAVE, HOUNDMILLS
ReadingsPractising Reflexivity in Health and WelfareRecommendedTaylor, C. & White, S. (2001)OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS BUCKINGHAM
ReadingsTransfer of Learning in Professional and Vocational EducationRecommendedCree, V & MacCauley, C. (eds) (2000)ROUTLEDGE, LONDON & NEW YORK.

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