Key Stages Of Reflection

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Reflection is evaluating the thoughts, behaviours, and experiences which are connected with everyday situations. Reflection helps to improve the awareness and activeness of learning process experience (University of Canberra). This process helps to reflect on everyday problems and situations by considering the surface of own feelings, thoughts, and emotions. Structural reflecting is helpful in solving problems. Reflecting can be useful in different contexts such as a football coach reflecting after a match, a teacher reflecting on a lesson. It is important to identify the aim of reflecting. The aim is helpful to evaluate the condition to understand the ongoing situation and its future changes. Reflecting can be used as a part of the learning process which helps to measure the progress of the goals and plans of the future developments.

Gibbs’ Reflective Cycle
The Gibbs’ Reflective Cycle is the theoretical model of reflection which is used by students
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The differences between the Gibb’s model and the Kolb’s model are, the Gibb’s model is an iterative model which stemmed from the idea of learning through repetition and the model is based on the concept of learning through experience. In Gibbs’ model, students often get confused in stages of evaluation, analyse and conclusion. The most important stage of reflective writing is the analysis stage. All the other stages are designed with statements of description, statements of value, the statements of summation or statements of justification. The goals of the Gibb’s model are; to justify the assumptions, explore different/new ideas and approaches towards doing or thinking about things, promote self-improvement (recognizing strengths and weaknesses and taking action to address them) and link practice and theory (by combining doing or observing with thinking or applying
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