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Reflection in Professional Practice

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Jane Challinor

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Reflection in Professional Practice
“The common-sense view of reflection is that it is a mental process that is couched in a framework of purpose or outcome” (Moon 1999 p 15) -

i.e. we
think about something - it's not daydreaming!
Reflective Cycle

Action plan
Gibbs 1988
unreflective descriptive: reporting, interpreting from personal viewpoint
reflective descriptive:
some analysis from other's viewpoint
dialogic - analysis from multiple perspectives
critical - incorporating wider ethical considerations
Levels of reflection
(“real world problems”) are “messy and indeterminate, problematic situations” and cannot be “solved” through step by step, rule based problem solving skills
(Schon 1987, 1992 in Moon 1999)
Why Reflection in Health and Social Care?
reflection and the process of learning
reflection and professional practice
reflective journals, blogs and digital storytelling
1 noticing
2 making sense
3 making meaning
4 working with meaning
5 transformative learning
describing and organising information
analysing and evaluating
change (your theories, values and ideas)
(start half way)
3 relationships
4 perspectives
1 distinctions
2 systems
Being a reflective learner
watch the following video. How does the author demonstrate higher levels of learning through reflection? (working with meaning; using different perspectives; transformative learning)
**The Kolb cycle - used extensively in professional settings to learn from practice
Hatton, N., & Smith, D. (1995). Reflection in teacher reeducation: Toward definition and implementation,
Teaching and Teacher Education
, 11, 33-49.
Moon, JE (1999) Reflection in Learning and Professional Practice, Routledge, Oxford
Derek Cabrera (2011, TEDx)
four crucial thinking skills

for learning to be deeply - and genuinely -transformative it must involve active and critical reflection.....
to become a successful health and social care professional, you need to be adept at reflective practice.......

be a reflective learner, not a passive one:

keep a reflective journal
get involved in group discussions
develop a learning network, and above all -
read widely

image: Google Images
think of a time when you learned something that changed you as a person
Cultivating Reflection
take notes of some of the key messages from this video
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