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Exploring reflection as a multi-dimensional construct: implications for HRD theory and practice.

Duncan, Fiona; Watson, Sandra; Ramdhony, Allan


Fiona Duncan

Sandra Watson

Allan Ramdhony


This conceptual paper seeks to explore the concepts of reflection and reflective practice to develop a critical understanding of the process and its multiple dimensions and the implications for HRD theory and practice. Although reflective practice has emerged over the last thirty years to become a key approach to practice-based learning, the theoretical discourse has evolved from different disciplinary backgrounds for a range of different purposes and is currently underdeveloped and fragmented. Drawing on a critical perspective of HRD and a critical realist philosophical stance, reflection and reflective practice will be analysed from a process perspective and a broad dialogical framework will be developed to stimulate further debate and analysis of the multiple dimensions of the concept.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name 15th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice across Europe
Start Date Jun 4, 2014
End Date Jun 6, 2014
Publication Date 2014
Deposit Date Dec 15, 2014
Publicly Available Date Dec 31, 2014
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords reflection; reflective practice; critical reflection; reflexivity; professionalism; workplace learning;
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Contract Date Dec 15, 2014


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