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Reflective Writing: Reflective Writing

What is Reflective Writing?

What is Reflective Writing?

Reflective writing is a process by which students reflect on what they have learned, how they have learned, and how they interpret and respond to the information. Reflective writing provides the individual with the opportunity to reflect on their experiences. Consider asking yourself some of the following questions. 

  • Identify strengths and gaps in knowledge. 
  • What key concepts, practices, ideas or information are you wanting to know next?
  • How do you implicitly feel, think or understand your own knowledge and practice in your area?
  • Do your actions match your words? Do you practice what you believe and say?
  • What can you change in your practice to improve outcomes?

Reflective Models

Reflective Models

Students can use existing 'Reflective Models' in order to structure their reflections; Gibb's Reflective cycle (1988) and Kolb's Reflective Model (1984) are two popular models. 

References

McLeod, S. (2013). Kolb's Learning Styles and Experiential Learning Cycle. Simply Psychology. https://www.simplypsychology.org/learning-kolb.html 

 

Example

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