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Critically Reflecting on Critical Self-Reflection: An examination of student experiences and professional development in a human service practicum course

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dc.contributor.advisor Breen, Andrea
dc.contributor.author Cairney, Kristen
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-12T14:39:23Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-12T14:39:23Z
dc.date.copyright 2015-01
dc.date.created 2014-11-11
dc.date.issued 2015-01-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/8709
dc.description.abstract This thesis is an investigation of student experiences with the process of critical self-reflection and professional identity development in practicum. The process of critical self-reflection that is the focus for this study is based on Mezirow’s concepts of critical self-reflection, critical theories of education, and narrative concepts of identity development. Nine undergraduate students provided critical self-reflection assignments that they had written for their third year practicum course, and participated in follow-up interviews. Seven were enrolled in the youth-stream and two in the adult stream of an interdisciplinary social science program. A thematic analysis of the data was conducted. Participants reported that transformative learning occurred through relational experiences such as stories and conversations, as well as relationships built in practicum. Relationships and role modelling also led to professional identity development. This study suggests the potential value of future research exploring critical self-reflection and transformative learning using narrative methods. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.5/ca/ *
dc.subject critical reflection en_US
dc.subject critical self-reflection en_US
dc.subject professional development en_US
dc.subject social work en_US
dc.subject teaching en_US
dc.subject human service work en_US
dc.subject critical consciousness en_US
dc.subject Mezirow en_US
dc.subject Freire en_US
dc.subject transformative learning en_US
dc.subject relational learning en_US
dc.subject narrative teaching en_US
dc.subject identity development en_US
dc.subject young adulthood en_US
dc.subject higher learning en_US
dc.subject professional identity development en_US
dc.subject post-secondary education en_US
dc.subject instructional methods en_US
dc.subject practicum en_US
dc.subject service learning en_US
dc.subject career theory en_US
dc.subject work socialization en_US
dc.subject role models en_US
dc.subject disorienting dilemmas en_US
dc.subject practicum supervision en_US
dc.subject critical theory en_US
dc.title Critically Reflecting on Critical Self-Reflection: An examination of student experiences and professional development in a human service practicum course en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Family Relations and Applied Nutrition en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition en_US


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