Reviews: Reflexivity

10 reviews found for "Reflexivity"
Book review : Becoming a reflexive researcher : using our selves in research
This is a book review of Becoming a reflexive researcher: using our selves in research written by Kim Etherington and published by Jessica Kingsley in 2004, ISBN 9781843102595. It was reviewed by Jenny Hughes for ESCalate. The book is divided into four sections: Bringing theories alive, the Masters Stage of the Journey, the Doctoral Stages, and the Postdoctoral Stages. It is structured around the author’s own journey as a researcher, and the...
Book review : Becoming a reflexive researcher : using our selves in research
This book is underpinned by a ‘study of researchers who value the use of reflexivity’, many of whom are studying (or have studied) for Master’s or PhD degrees in Counselling at the University of Bristol. Kim includes her own story and her ‘personal responses’ to the stories of others. She has achieved her aim of the book being readable and giving insight into the processes of doing research through the lenses of the personal stories of...
Book review : Learning in contemporary culture
This is a book review of Learning in contemporary culture by Will Curtis and Alice Pettigrew, published by Learning Matters in 2009, ISBN 9781844452002. It was reviewed by Christian Beighton of Canterbury Christ Church University on behalf of ESCalate. This book is aimed at undergraduates in Education and aims to overview some of the areas which influence the view of education as soon as people begin to examine its situated nature. Learning in...
Book review : Reflective teaching (3rd ed.)
This is a book review of Reflective teaching (3rd ed.) by Andrew Pollard, published by Continuum in 2008, ISBN 9780826493408. It was reviewed by Emese Hall of the University of Exeter, on behalf of ESCalate. It is fair to say that Reflective Teaching contains something interesting and useful on most topics that you can think of in relation to teaching: from accountability to values. It is divided into three sections: Part 1 concerns ‘Becoming a...
Book review : Reflective teaching and learning : a guide to professional issues for beginning secondary teachers
This is a book review of Reflective teaching and learning : a guide to professional issues for beginning secondary teachers edited by Sue Dymoke and Jennifer Harrison, published by Sage in 2008, ISBN 9781412946476. It was reviewed by Angela Jaap of the University of Glasgow on behalf of ESCalate. The book aims to support teachers in developing their theoretical knowledge of reflective teaching and to relate this to the context of the classroom....
Book review : The dangerous rise of therapeutic education
This is a book review of The dangerous rise of therapeutic education by Kathryn Ecclestone and Dennis Hayes, published by Routledge in 2008, ISBN 9780415397018. It was reviewed by Stephen Bigger of the University of Worcester on behalf of ESCalate. This book is a polemical diatribe against ‘therapeutic education’ on the surface; but in reality it rails against the education system being taken over with an unhealthy tendency to treat people as...
Book review : The SAGE handbook of educational action research
This is a book review of The SAGE handbook of educational action research edited by Susan E Noffke and Bridget Somekh, published by Sage in 2009, ISBN 9781412947084. It was reviewed by Jonathan Tummons of the University of Teesside on behalf of ESCalate. The book is divided into sections, each of which has a core theme that then allows the authors of individual chapters to contribute in their own distinctive voices, from a variety of...
Book review : Trauma, drug misuse and transforming identities : a life story approach
This is a book review of Trauma, drug misuse and transforming identities : a life story approach by Kim Etherington, published by Jessica Kingsley in 2008, ISBN 9781843104933. It was reviewed by Ann Dalzell of the University of Bristol on behalf of ESCalate. Kim Etherington’s new book places the stories of eight people, at different points of their journey away from the identity of ‘drug-user’, at the heart of her provocative exposition of the...
Book review: Reflective practice in the lifelong learning sector
This is a book review of Reflective practice in the lifelong learning sector by Jodi Roffey-Barentsen and Richard Malthouse, published by Learning Matters in 2009, ISBN 9781844451845. It was reviewed by Jonathan Tummons of Teesside University on behalf of ESCalate. This book is for trainee teachers in the learning and skills sector, who are working towards professional qualifications such as a PGCE or Certificate in Education. The key themes of...
Book review: Studying childhood and early childhood : a guide for students
This is a book review of Studying childhood and early childhood : a guide for students by Kay Sambell, Mel Gibson and Sue Miller, published by Sage in 2010, ISBN 9781849201353. It was reviewed by Ruth Hewston of the University of Worcester on behalf of ESCalate. The key themes of the book focus on the development of skills and techniques required for students to make informed judgements based on sound theoretical and professional evidence. It...