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Chapter 6: Reflective Practice in Small Groups and Teams
Reflective practice is vital for the swamp. It enables people to be present and it helps them and their organizations make meaning from what are generally complex, multidimensional experiences.
The opening quote derives its context from Donald Schön’s metaphor, contrasting “the swamp” and “the high hard ground” of practice (Schön, 1983). The swamp, as described earlier in the book connotes the ambiguity, uncertainty, complexity, and oftentimes conflicting values that define the daily teaching context. “Swamp knowledge,” ...