Reflective Reflection On Reflective Learning

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Reflective learning is one of the best learning styles. It enables to link theory to practice and draw a clear link between the efforts someone put into his/her development and the benefits get out of it. Consequently, I, as a student who follows an industrial based degree programme, present my reflective thoughts on learning grasped throughout the module of SPG8015- Introduction to Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in Science and Engineering in this report.
1.0 The Practice of Reflective Learning
“Reflective learning is a generic term for those intellectual and affective activities in which individuals engage to explore their experiences in order to lead to new understandings and appreciations” (Boud, Keogh & Walker, 1985, p.
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They are the four main characteristics which keep an entrepreneur elevated from an ordinary owner manager. In addition to them, I found some more behaviours, skills and attributes that a person should possess as an entrepreneur. They can be shown as in Table 1.

When I was learning these behaviours, skills and attributes, one question that I asked from myself was, “Do I possess these characteristics?”. It made me to do a self-analysis. Accordingly, I stepped back to my past to discover my personal tendency to become an entrepreneur.

Though I have not engaged in an enterprise or enterprise related activity earlier, I found certain entrepreneurial characteristics inside me. For an instance, the decision making ability under uncertainty can be shown. Studying in UK was a decision taken under an uncertainty following few sacrifices.

Table 1: Behaviours, skills and attributes of an entrepreneur
Behaviours Skills Attributes
• Opportunity seeking
• Taking initiative
• Coping with uncertainty
• Taking calculated risks
• Making things happen
• Responding to challenge
• Managing interdependence
• Rapid use of judgement
• Social networking • Problem-solving
• Persuasiveness
• Negotiating
• Decision-making under uncertainty
• Creativity
• Strategic thinking
• Articulation
• Sense-making
• Socialising
• Holistic management • Self-confidence
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