Importance Of Critical Reflective Practice

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Our own personal life experiences can create a lens in which we see the world through. Different life experiences can create a number of different world views, values and beliefs for practitioners. Thus, critical reflective practice amongst practitioners and stakeholders can raise awareness around these different perspectives and assumption held within practitioner’s roles in multiple discourses. Observation and identifying our own needs and feelings within these constrains, such as funding agreements limiting practice. Workers are able to build awareness to overcoming systemic barriers, by working in solidarity, resulting in less blame for worker burn out, blaming one another or service user, for poor outcomes. A physiological and psychological shift occurs when we create a space to deeply connect with a need. A shift occurs when we open ourselves up for a deeper emotional response and self-awareness of self and others, needs. With the use of auto ethnography approach in research, practitioners can draw from actual experience in narratives and extending knowledge while building compassion …show more content…
As practitioners we can co- contruct change through shared ‘out loud’ critical reflective practice. It is through critical postmodern thinking that allows us to seek new ways to identify unhelpful discourses. Through deconstruction it is possible to identify as practitioners when we have been creating further social injustices through not challenging modernist positivism in practice. Our social positioning shapes our language, shaping our research which shapes our writing. “Critical reflection through narrative dialogue, provides a personal inquiry within a social, cultural and structural context, challenging positivism” (Fook & Askeland, 2007, p.

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