The Reflective Practitioner

How Professionals Think In Action


By Donald A. Schon

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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 Schon 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 Schon’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.
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On Sale
Sep 23, 1984
Page Count
384 pages
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Donald A. Schon

About the Author

Donald A. Schön is Ford Professor of Urban Studies and Education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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