This book, the first to address issues of reflection in the context of work, is an accessible entry point into the theory and practice of work reflection for students and practitioners. Consisting of contributions from diverse range of international authorities in the areas of management, education, organizational psychology and sociology, it draws on examples from work settings in Europe, the Middle East, North America and Australia. While there has been previous work on reflection in educational settings and reflective practice in the context of the work of individual professionals, none of these deals with the challenges faced by reflection in organizations and in a variety of work groups. Here, reflection is productive rather than contemplative. A key innovation of this book is its focus on the social collective aspects of reflection - people reflecting together in the workplace. Crossing the boundaries of different disciplines, this book draws together different views of reflection delivering a secure grounding in academic thinking and working practice.
Topical and timely, with international appeal and world-renowned contributors, this well-written text engages both students and practitioners and will be a valuable asset to those in the fields of HRM, organizational behaviour and education.
University of Technology, Sydney, Australia