My career chapter as a tool for reflective practice

McIlveen, Peter F. & Patton, Wendy A. (2010) My career chapter as a tool for reflective practice. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 10(3), pp. 147-160.

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This paper addresses reflective practice in research and practice and takes the issue of consciousness of social class in vocational psychology as a working example. It is argued that the discipline’s appreciation of social class can be advanced through application of the qualitative research method autoethnography. Excerpts from an autoethnographic study are used to explore the method’s potential. This reflexive research method is presented as a potential vehicle to improve vocational psychologists’ own class consciousness, and to concomitantly enhance their capacity to grasp social class within their own spheres of research and practice. It is recommended that autoethnography be used for research, training, and professional development for vocational psychologists.

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ID Code: 39259
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Self-Supervision, Reflexivity, Autoethnography
DOI: 10.1007/s10775-010-9181-0
ISSN: 1873-0388
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Kluwer.
Deposited On: 20 Dec 2010 02:33
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:21

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