What is this ‘Reflection Thing’
anyway (Can we agree?)
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)
Is there agreement on what reflection
• “Even the work of D. Schön, which lies behind
the debate on reflective practice in the
professions, is problematic”. (Ixer, 1999)
• Ultimately, it is about "making sense of
experience" (Cottrell, 2003: 171).
• Reflection is not about describing an event in
simply narrative terms. It's about capturing
thoughts, understandings and critical insights.