SWK3017 Reflection Essentially, a reflective, but notexhaustive, account of key themes and ‘incidents’ that have formed your experiences of SWK 3017.
• Reflective practice is "the capacity to reflect on action so as to engage in a process of continuous learning", which, according to the originator of the term, is "one of the defining characteristics of professional practice".• Wikipedia (yes, I know, you can’t use Wikipedia in an assignment) ;-)
At a basic level Kolb 1984(Argyris & Schon 1978)
This module is a mess• "Every problem interacts with other problems and is therefore part of a set of interrelated problems, a system of problems…. I choose to call such a system a mess.• Ackhoff 1974 Tim Curtis 2011
Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent ad well informed just to be undecided about them Lawrence J PeterChapter 1 of Dialogue Mapping: Building Shared Understandingof Wicked Problems, by Jeff Conklin, Ph.D., Wiley,October 2006. Tim Curtis 2011
• Make sense of cognitions, behaviours and emotions; your own and those of others.• Subject them to structured evaluation.• Develop your own practice accordingly.• Allow others to benefit from such willingness to learn and practice reflexively.• Take constructive risks which inevitably bring both success and failure.• Be willing to ethically challenge and be challenged.
Contents• Critical incidents-notable, unfamiliar; perhaps that have challenged your prior understandings.• Significant contributions that you have made within Modular activities.• Shifts in understandings and subsequent practices.• Moves made from knowing to unknowing/vice versa. What impacts have such occurrences had on you?• Beliefs and values you hold that you feel have caused you tension in some ways i.e. occasioning shifts, great or small, or perhaps ultimate reinforcements?• Resistances to change within you versus stimulations to re consider things or behave differently?• Freeform- don’t slavishly follow this structure
Reflexivity• Founded on curiosity and intrinsic motivation.• How? Why? What? When? Who?• A balance of thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.• Questioning assumptions: yours and those of others.• Considering alternatives to feed decision making and practice.• Creativity, including how you record, portray and emphasise your reflexive process.• Stepping beyond fear.• Knowing and unknowing to enrich understanding.• Reflexivity is a live process within practice, life, and the Module.• Reflexivity is a now process as well as post event.