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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

The Reflective Journal

Edition 2nd Edition
ISBN 9781137603487
Publication Date August 2016
Formats Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

This is the second edition of Barbara Bassot's hugely popular The Reflective Journal, the uniquely inspiring introduction to critically reflective practice. Using bite-sized theory combined with plentiful guidance and supporting activities, this book gives the reader a place to reflect on their learning and use writing as a tool for developing their thinking.

Barbara Bassot is a Senior Lecturer in Education in the Centre for Career and Personal Development, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. She is a qualified careers professional, and has a Doctorate in Education.

Theme 1 Beginnings
Theme 2 Starting to Write Reflectively
Theme 3 Learning from Experience
Theme 4 The Practice of Reflection
Theme 5 Learning from Feedback
Theme 6 Feelings and Professional Practice
Theme 7 Assumptions
Theme 8 Ethics and Values
Theme 9 Reflecting with Others
Theme 10 Bringing it all Together and Moving Forward
PART II: More Space for Reflection
PART III: Career Development.


Praise for the last edition: 'I welcome this immensely practical approach to enabling students to develop their skills and understanding of writing reflectively. It is packed full of useful exercises which encourage the reader to try techniques and explore approaches to what is a very challenging task.'- Melanie Jasper, Professor of Nursing, Head of College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University, UK
'In The Reflective Journal Barbara Bassot has created a very useful and flexible tool. This is the ideal place for someone to practice reflective writing at any stage of their professional life, from student to long time professional. The combination of theory and experiential opportunity will allow both the novice and the experienced reflective writer to learn, deepen and develop a beneficial reflective practice.' – Kate Thompson MA, The Therapeutic Writing Institute & The New School of Psychotherapy & Counselling, UK
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