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What is this ‘reflection thing’ anyway


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What is this ‘reflection thing’ anyway

  1. 1. What is this ‘Reflection Thing’ anyway (Can we agree?)
  2. 2. What is Reflection?• “Despite the enormous proliferation of literature on the nature and practice of reflection, still little is agreed about what it is, and that which is asserted is confusing and contradictory”. (Ixer, 1999)
  3. 3. Is there agreement on what reflection means?• “Even the work of D. Schön, which lies behind the debate on reflective practice in the professions, is problematic”. (Ixer, 1999)•
  4. 4. Schon: “Reflection in/on Action”
  5. 5. Schon: ‘Loopy’ Learning
  6. 6. Phil Race
  7. 7. Gibbs (1988)
  8. 8. Rolfe (2001)
  9. 9. Kolb & Fry (1975)
  10. 10. Honey & Mumford
  11. 11. Don’t be a ‘square’: Be a Rhombus!
  12. 12. A Definition?• Ultimately, it is about "making sense of experience" (Cottrell, 2003: 171).• Reflection is not about describing an event in simply narrative terms. Its about capturing thoughts, understandings and critical insights.• development-planning/introduction/