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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


An excellent little book to support the development of a much-needed element of professional practice. - Kay Wall, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, University of Worcester, UK With a clear, easy-to-grasp structure, this book is a great guide for those who have never been involved in reflective practice before. – Dr Paul-Alan Armstrong, Senior Lecturer HRM and Leadership, Sunderland Business School, UK
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