Reflective Practice

How will I use Reflective Practice and Writing?

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Throughout brief 2, my aim is to use journal and academic blog writing techniques to reflect upon my work completed. This will be a mixture of written responses and verbal discussions with a peer, teacher or friend. I hope to write a personal journal explaining things I have learnt throughout the process focusing on the topic I have chosen and my progress understanding how to use the format ‘WordPress’.


Reflective Writing: What is it?

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Martin Hampton (2010) describes that “reflective writing is evidence of reflective thinking. In an academic context, reflective thinking usually involves:
1 Looking back at something (often an event, i.e. something that happened, but it could also
be an idea or object).
2 Analysing the event or idea (thinking in depth and from different perspectives, and trying to
explain, often with reference to a model or theory from your subject).
3 Thinking carefully about what the event or idea means for you and your ongoing progress
as a learner and/or practising professional.”

Reflective writing can be expressed as both academic and/or informal writing. Therefore the style of writing could take many forms including peer reflections, diary journal, or personal reflections.

Reflective Practice: What is it?

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Oxford Dictionary (2014), describes ‘Reflection’ as “serious thought or consideration”, and can linked to similar words such as, “thought, thinking, consideration, contemplation, deliberation, pondering, meditation, musing, rumination, cogitation, agonizing.”

Reflective practice is a term used, which describes the way people consciously analyse decision making and conclude reflectively how it relates to everyday life. (What is reflective practice and how do I do it?, n.d)

Another term used for Reflective practice is critical analysis, which enables a person to change their perspective on a subject to look at it from different angles to evaluate and modify the idea, making it better. (What is reflective practice and how do I do it?, n.d)

Reflective Practice- Diagram

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(Gibb. 1981)