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Business: Support Materials: Reflective Practice and Learning

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Academic Textbooks

The Action Learning Handbook

Action learning is a continued process of learning and reflection with the support of a group of colleagues, working on real issues. The action learning method is increasingly used to bring innovation to many different fields of work.

Experiential Learning

David A. Kolb offers a systematic and up-to-date statement of the theory of experiential learning and its modern applications to education, work, and adult development.

A Handbook of Reflective and Experiential Learning

This handbook acts as an essential guide to understanding and using reflective and experiential learning - whether it be for personal or professional development, or as a tool for learning.

Learning Journals: a handbook for reflective practice and professional development

Offers guidance on keeping and using journals and gives step-by-step advice on integrating journal writing on taught courses, in training and professional development and in supporting personal development planning (PDP) activities.

Organizing Reflection

Through a series of leading-edge contributions from pre-eminent international scholars in the field, Organizing Reflection makes a stimulating and distinctive contribution to the study of reflection.

Reflective Practice

This newly updated fifth edition of Gillie Bolton's bestselling book explores reflective writing as a creative and dynamic process for this critical enquiry.

The Reflective Practice Guide

The Reflective Practice Guide supports all students for whom the process of reflecting on developing knowledge and skills is crucial to successful professional practice.

The Reflective Practitioner

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.

Using Experience for Learning

Using Experience for Learning reflects current interest in the importance of experience in informal and formal learning, whether it be applied for course credit, new forms of learning in the workplace, or acknowledging autonomous learning outside educational institutions.

Referencing Guide for Reflective Practice

When referencing for reflective practice you may need to use unconventional resources not usually used in traditional assignments.

Below is a guide for help with referencing for reflective practice.

If you need help with referencing, please email:

businesslibrarian@mdx.ac.uk