Reflection in/and writing: pedagogy and practice in medical education.

Title

Reflection in/and writing: pedagogy and practice in medical education.

Creator

Wear Delese; Zarconi Joseph; Garden Rebecca; Jones Therese

Publisher

Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges

Date

2012
2012-05

Description

During the past decade, "reflection" and "reflective writing" have become familiar terms and practices in medical education. The authors of this article argue that the use of the terms requires more thoughtfulness and precision, particularly because medical educators ask students to do so much reflection and reflective writing. First, the authors discuss John Dewey's thoughts on the elements of reflection. Then the authors turn the discussion to composition studies in an effort to form a more robust conception of reflective writing. In particular, they examine what the discipline of composition studies refers to as the writing process. Next, they offer two approaches to teaching composition: the expressivist orientation and the critical/cultural studies orientation. The authors examine the vigorous debate over how to respond to reflective writing, and, finally, they offer a set of recommendations for incorporating reflection and reflective writing into the medical curriculum.

Subject

*Learning; *Professional Competence; *Writing; Curriculum/*standards; Education; Humans; Medical/*methods; Medical/*psychology; Students; Teaching/*methods

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

603–609

Issue

5

Volume

87

Citation

Wear Delese; Zarconi Joseph; Garden Rebecca; Jones Therese, “Reflection in/and writing: pedagogy and practice in medical education.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed February 27, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4333.

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