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The 31 Practices by Alan Williams, Dr. Alison Whybrow

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CHAPTER 9 REFINE

“The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.”

Albert Einstein1

Refine means to improve or clarify by making small changes, removing unwanted elements. There is also something in the word refinement that points to a subtle elegance and sophistication.2

To refine thinking and actions is part of the learning cycle captured by David Kolb in his theory of experiential learning.3 Through the process of reflecting described in Chapter 8, Impact, we can gain greater insight and understanding into our core values and the activities or practices that best demonstrate these values in practice.

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