The Reflective Practitioner : How Professionals Think In Action

The Reflective Practitioner : How Professionals Think In Action

Book Title: The Reflective Practitioner : How Professionals Think In Action

Author: Donald A. Schon

Format: Paperback | 384 pages

Publication Date: 23 Sep 1984

ISBN-13: 9780465068784

A leading M.I.T. social scientist and consultant examines five professions,engineering, architecture, management, psychotherapy, and town planning,to show how professionals really go about solving problems.The best professionals, Donald Schoen maintains, know more than they can put into words. To meet the challenges of their work, they rely less on formulas learned in graduate school than on the kind of improvisation learned in practice. This unarticulated, largely unexamined process is the subject of Schoen's provocatively original book, an effort to show precisely how "reflection-in-action" works and how this vital creativity might be fostered in future professionals.