Beyond 'truth' books: Examining the political effects of reflective writing

Year: 2017

Author: Pollard, Vikki

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

Reflective practice in higher education is regularly used as an assessment task in teacher education, in nursing and increasingly in work-integrated learning. The aim of such assessment is improvement to professional practice through self-examination and evaluation (Husu, Toom & Patrikainen, 2008: 38). Given the focus on self examination, the 'I' perspective is expected to dominate, with the result that the narrator of the task is identifiable with the author (Swidler, 2001). This na