A response to ‘Reflecting on the self'
Abstract:This paper is in response to Chak's paper Reflecting on the self: an experience in the preschool . In this paper, issues central to the nature of reflection (e.g., problem and time of reflection) are reconsidered as ways that help to question the manner in which Chak has conducted her reflective study. In so doing, the central issue is to find new ways of moving beyond reflection and so, the methodology of self-study is briefly explained and offered as a vehicle for creating ways of extending reflection in more rigorous and meaningful ways. The purpose of the methodology of self-study is in helping practitioners to better articulate the knowledge of practice at the heart of their work. Self-study then is important in creating ways of making knowledge development move beyond the individual to the professional community more generally.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Monash University, Clayton, Australia
Publication date: February 1, 2006