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Chapter 76 | Teaching and Learning Reflective Practice in the Action Science/Action Inquiry Tradition

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Teaching and Learning Reflective Practice in the Action Science/Action Inquiry Tradition
Steven S. TaylorJenny W. RudolphErica Gabrielle Foldy

Reflective practice, the process of examining one's own actions and learning about oneself, has long been part of many great transformational traditions, from Buddhism (Goldstein, 1983) to Jesuit spiritual exercises (Coghlan, 2004) to Socrates and the transcendentalists’ call to ‘know thyself’ (Emerson, 1903). In modern social science, reflective practice is also known as ‘first person (action) research’ (Heen, Chapter 63 and see Introduction by Bradbury, this volume). Over time ...

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