Double-loop reflective practice as an approach to understanding knowledge and experience.

Gribbin, John, Aftab, Mersha, Young, Robert and Park, Sumin (2016) Double-loop reflective practice as an approach to understanding knowledge and experience. Proceedings of DRS 2016 International Conference: Future – Focused Thinking, 8. pp. 3181-3198. ISSN 2398-3132

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Abstract

The main aim of this paper is to consider the way in which reflective practice can assist practitioners in better understanding their individual knowledge and experience. Transitioning from a design novice to a design expert is described as a vague process, in which reflective practice can offer a level of understanding that provides an important insight into professional development within design. Through a comparison of two methods of reflection and analysis of reflective practice data, it is argued that repertory grid interviews have the potential to be a catalyst for double loop learning within individuals; providing people with a platform to reflect on their beliefs and values in addition to their approach towards problem solving. This argument is based on the ability of repertory grids to uncover some of the implicit knowledge developed by designers, which is a distinct advantage to alternative methods of reflection and which is necessary to improve professional practice understanding and learning.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: W200 Design studies
W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
X200 Research and Study Skills in Education
X900 Others in Education
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: Mersha Aftab
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2016 11:16
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2017 18:19
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/27580

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