Reflection in practice

Your Thinking
Your Learning
Potential changes to Practice

Resources

Schon, D. (1983). The reflective practitioner: how professionals think in action, London, Arena

Reflection can been seen as a vague process. So what is it? There are actually several steps and it may help to consider each of these separately. Reflection is a way to help you learn and improve the way you work. It helps to maximise the benefit of your own experiences and education.

Your thinking

What was going through your mind as you listened or participated. Not everything, but those things relevant to the main issue of discussion. Writing this down helps to develop your ideas and consider the next steps

Resource

Legal risks – anonymise what you write. “Postgradate Deans accept
reflection has been used in a legal case”. BMJ careers Daniel
Furmedge June 2016

Your learning

What did you actually learn? What was new to you? It may have been nothing in which case you could learn not to repeat the experience – why were you there and what will you do to avoid the same happening in the future?

Potential changes to Practice

What will you do differently. Committing yourself in words can help you move towards changes that may benefit yourself and others.

1) Schon, D. (1983). The reflective practitioner: how professionals think in action, London, Arena