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TECHNICAL RATIONALITY AND REFLECTION IN ACTION 2
Technical Rationality and Reflection Action
Technical rationality illustrates the use of logical positivism and is based on the
perception that social reality can be measured and illustrated in rational ways. Technical
rationality can be linked to professionalization so as to contribute to providing scientific
solutions to day to day problems in professional practice. The concept of reflection in action is
based on the perception of reality in one’s profession (Schor, 2002).
When time to perform a task is short, decisions have to be made fast and the reflection
scope is usually limited in a big way. Humans are viewed as social animals that can contribute
their ideas and knowledge in the development of their interpretation that eventually builds on
their knowledge base as professionals. Technical rationality and reflection in action are coined
from diverse paradigms but both are important in characterizing the objective of epistemology in
a person’s practice as a professional.
Technical rationality evaluates the strategies used by professions that help them operate.
This is done by analyzing technical expertise in a certain profession. There are setbacks linked to
technical rationality that restrict the knowledge in a given professional context. The role of
science can be integrated into professional practice and education by applying reflection in
action. The reflective practice paradigm shows that a person’s individual actions can be
illustrated and correlated to the passion for learning, gaining knowledge and comprehending. A
professional illustrates a trait and evaluates previous explanations of knowledge that are known
and uses this know-how in the process of developing information (Schon, 2009).
Reflection in action is coined from the concept of interpretivism and is based on the
process of gaining experience in a spontaneous way. This simply means that there is an aspect of
perception which is linked with a person’s performance which is not necessarily outlined. By

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Running head: TECHNICAL RATIONALITY AND REFLECTION IN ACTION Technical Rationality and Reflection in Action Name Institution Affiliation 1 TECHNICAL RATIONALITY AND REFLECTION IN ACTION 2 Technical Rationality and Reflection Action Technical rationality illustrates the use of logical positivism and is based on the perception that social reality can be measured and illustrated in rational ways. Technical rationality can be linked to professionalization so as to contribute to providing scientific solutions to day to day problems in professional practice. The concept of reflection in action is based on the perception of reality in one’s profession (Schor, 2002). When time to perform a task is short, decisions have to be made fast and the reflection scope is usually limited in a big way. Humans are viewed as social animals that can contribute their ideas and knowledge in the development of their interpretation that eventually builds on their knowledge base as professionals. Technical rationality and reflection in action are coined from diverse paradigms but both are important in characterizing the objective of epistemology in a person’s practice as a professional. Technical r ...
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