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Back to the Future, Back to the Reality: A Reflective Practice

Maria Aguado*

Rather than worrying about how good we are at something when we surrender to our practice, it leads the way. And if it has heart, it likely will have staying power (Horwitz, 2002:12).  

My interest to write fiction and mix it with embodied writings arose out of my daily walk to university this second term. Through both these methods, in this essay, I reflect on the importance of reflective practice for daily life, in particular, in the professional development field as a way to transform power dynamics. The aim of this paper is to reflect on what reflective practice means for international development and social change, how reflection supports us and the people with whom we work.