Reflective Practice Postgraduate certificate in Education Mini teach
Aims and Objectives Aim Introduction to the concept of reflective practice to encourage personal and professional growth. Objectives Identify the purpose of reflection Analyse critical incidents using a structured model of reflection.
What is Reflection all about? ‘…we learn by doing and realising what came of what we did…’ (Dewey, 1938) …we learn by thinking about our experiences, and by looking at our experiences in a new way we can develop personally and professionally…
Why do we Reflect? • To identify learning needs • To identify new opportunities for learning • To identify new courses of action or in making decisions • To explore alternative ways to solving problems • For personal and professional development • To demonstrate competence to others • To highlight achievements • To build theory from observations • A requirement of professional bodies such as the Health Professions Council and Institute for Learning to meet CPD/registration requirements (Jasper, 2003)
How do we Reflect? Models of Reflection Johns Structured Model of Reflection Gibbs Reflective Cycle Borton’s Development Framework Kolb’s Learning Cycle
Rapid Recap 1. Why is reflection important? 2. Why must we be critical of our practices? 3. Name one structured model of reflection!
References • Dewey, J. (1938) Experience and Education. New York: Macmillan • Jasper, M. (2003) Beginning Reflective Practice: Foundations in Nursing and Health Care. Cheltenham: Nelson Thornes • http://edexcelcreativenewmedia.ning.com/profiles/blogs/reflective-logs-supporting