‘Reflection is an important human activity in which people recapture their experience, think about it, mull over and evaluate it. It is this working with experience that is important in learning’. (Boud, D., Keogh, R. and Walker, D. (1985) p 43 Reflection: Turning Experience into Learning. London: Kogan Page.)
Types of Reflection:
• Involves self- questioning
• Develops our awareness of our own assumptions
• Draws on research and theory
• Provides guidance and frameworks for practice.
Models of Reflection:
1) Dewey’s (1938) 5 Stage Model:
1 We identify a problem that is perplexing and ‘felt’
2 We observe and refine the identified problem to create a fuller understanding
3 We develop a hypothesis or an understanding about the problem, its origins and possible solutions
4 We subject the hypothesis to scrutiny and reasoning
5 We test the hypothesis or understanding in practice
Dewey, J. (1938) Logic: The Theory of Inquiry. Troy, MN: Rinehart and Winston.
Cite this article:
Nilima Pandit . Children are The Most Precious Resources are the Key to the Future of our Planet. Int. J. Adv. Nur. Management 1(1): Oct.- Dec., 2013; Page 01-02.