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Insights from the Fields: the Role of Reflection in ‘Learning How to Learn’

  • Anna Salerni
  • Silvia Zanazzi

In experiential learning, on-field experience needs to be processed consciously in order for learning to take place. Reflection plays a crucial role by providing a bridge between practical experience and conceptualization. Despite being a protected environment, university traineeship is a form of experiential learning that offers students a chance to learn from the fields and reflect on a possible future profession. In this paper we present and discuss a research project whose goal is the development of a methodology to educate trainees’ reflective thinking and writing

  • Keywords:
  • university traineeship,
  • experiential learning,
  • reflective thinking,
  • reflective writing,
  • reflective practitioner,
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Anna Salerni

Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Silvia Zanazzi

Sapienza University of Rome, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0003-4515-2887

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  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Pages: 265-280
  • Content License: CC BY 4.0
  • © 2018 Author(s)

  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Content License: CC BY 4.0
  • © 2018 Author(s)

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