The Role of Critical Reflection and Research Evidence in the Development of Best Practice

De Vera Barredo, Ronald
July 2009
Academic Leader;Jul2009, Vol. 25 Issue 7, p4
The article discusses the importance of critical reflection and evidence-based practice in the development of best leadership practices. It notes that critical reflection is the art of best practice while evidence-based practice is the science of best practice, both of which contribute to professional development. Critical reflection is essential in practice improvement wherein the current practice is being analyzed to seek for better alternatives. Moreover, an evidence-based practice is a process of making decisions with considerations on evidence that will justify the continuation or modification of an existing practice. It also states that critical reflection and research evidence should be learned and practiced by leaders in their workplace to function effectively.


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