Reflective practice is important for both students and qualified practitioners. Reflective practice allows a person to develop their critical and creative thinking skills which help with self awareness along with the understanding of others. Regular reflective practice supports a person to improve their personal and work progress along with ensuring that services delivered are client centered (Bolton 2010).
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Examples of reflective models that could be used to guide reflections:
(The E-Learning Network)
Reflection Diary Template / Example
|1. Brief description of the learning activity or learning experience.|
|2. What feelings emerged for you before and after the learning activity or learning experience? |
|3. In evaluating the learning activity or learning experience, what was good and bad about it? |
|4. In analysing and making sense of the learning activity or learning experience, what choices did you make and what were its effects? |
|5. On reflection, what have I learned from the learning activity or learning experience? (skills, knowledge, professional attitudes, other)|
|6. How can this learning impact on my professional practice and the delivery of service to my service users?|
|7. Has this learning activity highlighted any areas for development and new learning needs for me?|
|8. My action plan resulting from this experience is:
Bolton, G. (2010). Reflective practice: Writing and professional development. Sage publications.
M Ekelin, LJ Kvist, L Thies-Lagergren, EK Persson (2020) Clincial supervisors’ experieicnes of midwifery students’ reflective writing: a process for mutual professional growth. Reflective Practice. https://doi.org/10.1080/14623943.2020.1854211 read here