Action research and reflective practice: towards a holistic view

  title={Action research and reflective practice: towards a holistic view},
  author={Ruth Leitch and Christopher Day},
  journal={Educational Action Research},
  pages={179 - 193}
  • R. Leitch, C. Day
  • Published 1 March 2000
  • Education
  • Educational Action Research
Abstract Two concepts that have captured the imagination of the educational community in the last 60 years have been those of ‘reflective practice’ and ‘action research’. Both, in their various forms, are considered to be critical dimensions of the professional development of teachers. However, whilst both were receiving academic attention during the 1930s and 1940s (Lewin, 1934, cited in Adelman, 1993; Lewin, 1946; Dewey, 1933), it was not until Stenhouse's (1975) notion of the teacher-as… 
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