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Journaling And Reflective Practice


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Journaling And Reflective Practice

  1. 1. Journaling and Reflective Practice Sarah Stewart 2008 [email_address] Acknowledgment: Dr Deborah Davis Image: ' Pencils and Moleskines 04 '
  2. 2. Why reflect? Image: ' Tranquility ' Question Get beyond the status quo Think Problem-solve Decision-making
  3. 3. Different ways to reflect Image: ' Scraparadise ' Journaling Audio Video Poetry Singing Music Performance art Painting
  4. 4. Why keep a journal? <ul><li>To remember & record your thoughts, feelings, actions and practices </li></ul><ul><li>A record for you to revisit and analyze </li></ul><ul><li>Helps you think things through </li></ul><ul><li>Allows you to see where you’re at, where you’ve been and where you’re going </li></ul>Image: ' fountain pen '
  5. 5. What do you need? <ul><li>Pen or pencil </li></ul><ul><li>Paper eg old exercise book </li></ul><ul><li>Computer or typewriter </li></ul>Image: ' From where I sit '
  6. 6. Where? <ul><li>Somewhere quiet, warm, safe and comfortable </li></ul><ul><li>where you can think without interruption </li></ul>
  7. 7. When? <ul><li>Straight after an event before you forget </li></ul><ul><li>Or </li></ul><ul><li>A little while after the event so you have had time to think about what happened </li></ul><ul><li>At a time when you can quietly write with no interruptions </li></ul><ul><li>Journaling can be time-consuming so don’t pick a time when you are rushed </li></ul>Image: ' Tiempo '
  8. 8. What to write? <ul><li>No rules – this is YOUR journal </li></ul><ul><li>Start with every day ‘stuff’ </li></ul><ul><li>Doesn’t have to be a drama </li></ul><ul><li>It could be an event of the day, how you are feeling, or what you are reading </li></ul>
  9. 9. Journaling… <ul><li>will help you think about what you already know </li></ul><ul><li>give you time to think further and gain deeper understanding </li></ul><ul><li>can stimulate critical thinking </li></ul>
  10. 10. What is critical reflection? Looking at the big picture Image: ' Téléscope '
  11. 11. Influences on what goes on around us Image: ' ? ' Why did she do that? Why did that happen? Why did I do it that way? What was he thinking? What does the literature say? What is the evidence? What was said? Why was that said?
  12. 12. Influences of attitudes and beliefs Culture History Where do they come from? How have attitudes and beliefs changed? How do attitudes and beliefs affect what we say and do? Who is served by these attitudes and beliefs
  13. 13. Influences of politics Image: ' Oxfam Africa Health Stunt, G8, 6 June+2007 ‘ Power Control Funding Choice Agenda Status quo Model of care
  14. 14. Journaling as a tool for reflective practice <ul><li>Enables us to become better writers, express our hopes and dreams </li></ul><ul><li>Watch our personal and professional growth and development. </li></ul><ul><li>Gives us opportunities for learning, and enables us to explore our inner selves and the outer context we live and practice in. </li></ul><ul><li>Supports our actions which are based on new insights and learning that result from critical reflection. </li></ul>
  15. 15. References <ul><li>Brammer, E. (2008). Journaling: The basics . Retrieved October 10, 2008, from </li></ul><ul><li>Taylor, B. (2000). Reflective practice: a guide for nurses and midwives. St Leonards, Allen and Unwin. </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks to Dr Deborah Davis, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, whose previous work this slideshow is based on. </li></ul>