International Journal of

Arts , Humanities & Social Science

ISSN 2693-2547 (Print) , ISSN 2693-2555 (Online)
DOI: 10.56734/ijahss
Applied Reflexivity for Knowledge, Innovation and Resilience- Experimental Research Findings


There is an emerging confusion in scientific literature between reflexivity and self-reflectivity.  Self-reflectivity is a self-awareness of oneself own conduct to self-regulate feelings, thinking and action to reproduce acceptable social norms such as professional and socially best practices as citizens.  Rather, reflexivity emerging literature refers to a metaconscious critical intellectual process and experiential transforming feelings, thinking and action to create new knowledge, innovate new actions and even improve resilience capability. This research argues that knowing how to do reflexivity will it as a transformative force enabling human development.  The research question is: How to apply Reflexibility for Knowledge Development, Innovation and Resilience and what are the benefits?  To answer this question a 17 year-long (2005-2022) experimental phenomenological action research was conducted.  Findings reveal how reflexivity can be applied to one’s life experience, but also to knowledge, beliefs and values reaching ideological and social norms critical awareness enabling knowledge development and innovating new actions as an ability to practice resilience. The discussion addresses the long-term benefits of practicing reflexivity applied on knowledge and innovation building empowerment and resilience capability.