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Reflective Practice in Child and Youth Care
By Donicka Budd
A unique manual to the discipline, Reflective Practice in Child and Youth Care addresses the need for distinct models of reflective practice across all Child and Youth Care (CYC) sectors. This seminal work contextualizes the history of reflective practice and provides readers with the necessary tools to develop their own approach to reflective practice. Special topics and key concepts include reflective practice theory, the mindfulness-reflection connection, and transformative learning techniques. Aligned with the CYC Code of Ethics and the CYC Competencies of Professionalism, this book promotes self-awareness and critical self-reflection through case studies, end-of chapter discussion questions, reflective writing templates, and self-assessment exercises. Fostering reflective methods and self-care strategies that can be used in practicums and professional settings, this unique workbook is an essential resource for students at any stage of a college or university program in child and youth care.
- connects to concepts that are covered across child and youth care program courses, strengthening student comprehension
- provides exercises that range in content and depth to ensure student engagement throughout the completion of the textbook
Table of Contents
Table Contents Acknowledgements Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Reflective Practice Reflective Practice Radial Foundational Elements of Child and Youth Care Practice Child and Youth Care Characteristics Core conditions; noticing and curiosity, meaning making Exercises Reflective moments References
Chapter Three: Reflexivity and Reflection Self in relation to the other Assumptions, beliefs, values, strengths, social location Reflexive Radial Individual exercises Reflective moments References
Chapter Four: Reflection and Reflective Thinking Aristotle, John Dewey, Donald Schon Dewey’s 4 criterion of reflective thinking Schon’s reflection in action, reflection on action Challenging your assumptions through the questioning process Individual Exercises Reflective moments Case Scenario References
Chapter Five: Mindfulness- The connection to reflective practice Defining mindfulness Obstacles, risks and benefits Mindfulness practices Reflective moments Resources References
Worldviews, Context: Redefining meaning of experiences Introducing the concept of worldviews Child and Youth Care Characteristics: Context Formulating questions Blooms Taxonomy of Cognitive Thought Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Systems Theory Exercises Case Scenario Reflective moments References
Reflective Learning The Reflective Process Model Dealing with Uncertainties Alternative perspectives Schon’s Reflection in action Schon’s Reflection on action Formulating questions Case scenarios Individual Exercises
Reflective moments References
Chapter Eight: Critical Thinking and Transformative Learning Defining critical thinking The critical Thinking in action process Case Studies Critical Reflections Reflective moments References
Chapter Nine: Collaborative reflation Defining collaborative reflection and impact on practice The importance of safety in groups Case Scenarios Case Presentations Reflective moments References
Chapter Ten: Reflective Tools for the reflective practitioner Mind mapping Creative imagery Small Moments Story Telling Reflective Blogs Digital maps
Chapter Eleven: Reflective Writing and Journals Small moments Reflective Blogs Templates Chapter Twelve: Conclusion
Assessing outcomes for learning Appendix I: Foundational Attitudes of Child and Youth Care Appendix II: CYC code of ethics Appendix III: Child and Youth Care core Competencies Appendix IV: Beliefs Appendix V: Values 1 Appendix VI: Values 2 Appendix VII: Worldview Template Appendix VIII: Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological System Template Appendix IX: Reflexive Questioning Guide Appendix X: Challenging your assumptions guide Appendix XI: Blooms Taxonomy Cognitive Model Appendix XII: Noticing and observation log Appendix XIII: Key Theoretical Frameworks of Child and Youth Care Practice Appendix XIV: Reflective Process Model Appendix XV: Reflection on Action Process Appendix XVI: Critical reflective Process Tool Appendix XVII: Transformative Learning Acquisition Form Appendix XVII: Reflection Tools Template Appendix XVIII: Reflection
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