Lakshmanan Ramaiah –Mac Sporran
On becoming a critically reflexive practitioner.
The article tries to make the reader to think about the impact of our values, assumptions and actions that we do to interact with others. It also tries to make clear that the actions we do are based on our understanding of the world with the help of theory and also our experience in past. When the theory is applied and gives different results, it makes us to think critically by asking questions like why and eventually we also ask how to determine the next course of actions to meet with similar and / or relative situations. The process of doing this could be understood as critical reflection. Then the article believes that there is a process going on in our system which is a cycle. This cycle can be explained in such a way that, A critical reflexive practitioner is a learner for ever. He continuously relates social activities in reality to the learnt theory concepts and asks why and how to upgrade the behavioral system to minimize the difference between social reality and the theory . On the contradiction he forms a part to devise new theories to correct the past theories on social understanding and paves a way for the mankind to have a next generation of theories to follow. He also tries to differentiate why he behaves in the way he wants and tries to find underlying assumptions, value systems based on this and patterns in which he reflects to things happening in the world.
Principles of rationality.
The article explains the work of Simon and Lindblom’s on rationality and decision making. The article also talks about Substantive rationality which basically uses theoretical assumptions about the intention of ‘ economic man’. The Procedure rationality uses a set of informed and defined procedure to do decision making, believing that extensive information gathering and analysis would not lead to worst decisions. Simon’s Rationality model is explained here with...
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