Appreciating Practice in the Caring Professions: Re-focusing Professional Research and Development / Edition 12

Appreciating Practice in the Caring Professions: Re-focusing Professional Research and Development / Edition 12

by Della Fish
     
 

ISBN-10: 0750630019

ISBN-13: 9780750630016

Pub. Date: 07/21/1998

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

This book is for all practitioners in health care and in education. It provides an educational approach to professional development and introduces readers to the process of reflective research. Its main focus is on the critical appreciation of practice. It offers professionals a different language in which to discuss their work and provides user friendly methods

Overview

This book is for all practitioners in health care and in education. It provides an educational approach to professional development and introduces readers to the process of reflective research. Its main focus is on the critical appreciation of practice. It offers professionals a different language in which to discuss their work and provides user friendly methods for individuals wishing to research their own practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750630016
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
07/21/1998
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
0.64(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Mapping the territory - a brief overview of the argument; PART 1: Appreciating artistry: new approaches to professional development and practitioner research; Contextual matters: art and professionalism; Professional artistry: what sense does it make of practice?; Professional practice as art; mirage or vision?; Practitioner as artist: professional development through critical appreciation; New directions in practitioner research: investigating our professional practice as art; PART 2: Recognition and response: the traditions and practices of critical appreciation in the Arts; The language of appreciation 1: seeing and reading; The language of appreciation 2: watching and listening; PART 3: Cultivating an appreciative eye: some practical processes for professional development and research; Appreciation and the development of discernment: recognizing and preparing to capture the artistry in our practice; Practitioner research as artist: working on draft presentations of professional artistry; Portrait of the professional as artist: finding a voice, developing a vision; Deepening our appreciation of the artistry of practice: creating a critical commentary

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