Reflective practice and participant involvement in research

Phil Jones, Christos Charitou, Daniel Mercieca, Ximena Poblete Nunez

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)


This article discusses the relationships between reflective practice and research for professionals who are research participants. It offers an analysis of the opportunities for reflective practice created for participants through their involvement in research. Three examples of research into professional’s perspectives on practice with children in Chile, Malta and Cyprus are presented and analysed. The analysis of the three examples shows the role research can have in creating particular kinds of spaces and relationships that facilitate reflection and how it can introduce dimensions that are normally excluded from critical reflection within a profession. The examples show this as involving: reparative and augmented critical reflection; new information and meaning making and the interactions between macro, meso and micro perspectives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-468
Number of pages16
JournalReflective Practice
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • reflective practice
  • reflective practice with children
  • reflective practitioner
  • Research
  • research participant experience

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy


Dive into the research topics of 'Reflective practice and participant involvement in research'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this