Moving from technical to critical reflection in journalling

Usher, Kim , Tollefson, Joanne , and Francis, Dawn (2001) Moving from technical to critical reflection in journalling. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 19 (1). pp. 15-19.

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Abstract

This paper outlines a research project aimed at changing the levels of reflection of preregistration nursing students in a tertiary institution. Whilst reflection is widely espoused now in nursing, few studies have been found that identify whether the level of reflective writing can be identified or developed by students. Anecdotal and research evidence however indicates that most student reflective writing occurs at the technical level. A descriptive exploratory study using both qualitative and quantitative techniques was undertaken to apply van Manen's (1977) levels in a structured way in an attempt to facilitate the student's understanding and use of the levels in their reflective writing. The findings of the study indicate that student self evaluation and identification of the levels in their own writing can lead to change in the levels of critical reflective writing achieved by undergraduate students.

Item ID: 780
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: levels of reflective writing, leflective practice, leaching strategies, lursing education, reregistration nursing students, lournalling
ISSN: 1447-4328
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2006
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing @ 100%
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