Donald A Schön’s ‘The Reflective Practitioner – How Professionals Think in Action’ (Ashgate 1983)
My expectations of a professional/client interaction are closely connected to the thoughts and beliefs of a ‘reflective practitioner’ working within a ‘reflective contract’ framework. Working in this way is authentic and genuine. I believe in professionals continually developing their expert knowledge and experience but the art of teaching and of learning is always a shared journey. Teachers and students need to find a way together and no pathway will ever be the same. If we think of teachers as facilitators of learning opportunities then we can begin to appreciate that there is a shared responsibility between teachers and students in the success of this experience.