Reflective practice has been defined as
“The process of internally examining and exploring an issue of concern,triggered by an experience,which creates and clarifies meaning in terms of self,and which results in a changed conceptual perspective.”Schon
To reflect in a structured conscious way requires time and effort and may feel like a chore. However, with practice, the time and effort will reduce and the rewards of your efforts will increase. To adopt this skill will allow you to become a more effective and efficient learner which may help place you ahead of your peers. The sooner you learn to master this skill, the better.
Kolbs reflective cycle (1984)
Gibbs reflective cycle (1988)
“Only a fool learns from his own mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others..”Otto Von Bismarck