“Reflecting on reflective practice” by Lynda Finlay (2008) is a research article that explores the modes of reflective practice and its possible effects on educational practitioners. Her articles is primarily focused on reflective practice in nursing that can be easily translated in a wider general educational field. This article will discuss some of author’s points and how they can influence my personal reflective practice.
Design Thinking emerged from industrial practice, primarily design technology (Cross, 1982), and is a relatively new method applied to education as another form of active learning (Brown, 2008). The potential of it in an educational context is still not completely explored and understood. In USA validity of the concept was accepted to the point of being officially integrated and prescribed within educational policies at certain educational institutions and districts (Swartz & Parks, 1984).