Reflecting backwards and forwards: Summary, recommendations, and future directions

Andy Miles*, Emma Huntley, Zoe Knowles, Brendan Cropley

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This chapter explores critical perspectives on conceptual and practical issues regarding reflective practice. Several issues emerged which reflect a shift away from the traditional perception of reflective practice by practitioners. In an applied setting, reflective practice is now being undertaken across a range of disciplines and it means different things to different people. Reflective practice is, therefore, presented as a fundamental mechanism and way of being that affords individuals the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills they need to manage and navigate the complexity that is inherent within applied service delivery in the SES and allied disciplines. Although the reflective practice literature in the SES has undoubtedly grown over the past decade, a wider evidence-base is needed that explores the development of context-specific knowledge, understanding and practice across all disciplines in SES and allied sectors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReflective Practice in the Sport and Exercise Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationCritical Perspectives, Pedagogy, and Applied Case Studies
PublisherTaylor and Francis Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781000855920
ISBN (Print)9781032056944
Publication statusPublished - 4 Apr 2023


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