A load of research has been done on learning and reflective practice and its effectiveness on the practitioners and one of the first people to research reflective Practice was Donald Schon in his book “The Reflective Practitioner” in 1983. Schon was an influential writer on reflection and had two main ways of identifying reflection and they were reflection in action and reflection on action.
The purpose of this paper will be to discuss the major philosophies that have shaped the nursing profession, how epistemologies have informed nursing science, the development of nursing philosophy, and the theoretical knowledge that has advanced the nursing body of knowledge. I will discuss how this new knowledge has influenced my perspective of the nursing profession, and how this will inform my theory-guided and reflective practice as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). Furthermore, I will articulate the concepts and ideas of my personal nursing philosophy and paradigm, and the congruence to the theoretical concepts and elements of Dr. Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring (Watson, 1979).
My aim for today was to make more time for one on one sessions with the residents. This actually ended up working quite well as 5 of the 12 residents in cottage #3 went out for a bus outing from 0930-1100. I came back from my first break and was entirely done all the AM care, including that morning's shower, so I was able to take an hour to file and paint the nails of two residents.
This paper is a reflective analysis of my personal and professional development of my knowledge, skills, attitudes, showing how one aspect of my training has developed over year two of my nursing degree. It shall focus on communication, by using the nursing handover as an example.
together, using self-study to walk through doors of discovery about themselves, each other, and the
Nurse Educator Seida Velija, and the wonderful staff of the ED for being so helpful.
I became very sick during the first few weeks of Spring quarter. The week I got sick I had three midterms and I believed I had enough knowledge on the subjects to pass my tests. I couldn't have been more wrong and I did very poorly on my exams. After this happened, I should have contacted my professors for extra help, or even should have contacted them while I was sick to maybe take the tests another time. I regret that I didn't do any of this. After receiving my grades from Spring, I really changed up my work habits and study habits during my summer course at UCSD, and I'm currently enrolled on an online course for UCLA where I carried these habits over. I will do the same when Fall quarter begins at UCSB. I have pushed myself to do better and challenged myself to do things that necessarily don't make me feel comfortable, but is for my own good.
The teacher must be a reflective practitioner who continually tests the effects of his/her choices and actions on others such as students, parents and other professionals to grow professionally. A good teacher shows the ability to adapt to ever-changing circumstances the ability to reflect upon her students and the situation to try to decide what will work best for every student individually.
" reflection in a mirror is an exact replica of what is in front of it. Reflection in professional practice gives back not what it is, but what might be, an improvement on the original " Biggs (1999).
Reflective practice was introduced in the 1980s (Jasper, 2003), it enables early years practitioners to focus on an experience identifying what went well and/or what did not go well, guiding future actions and making positive changes (Hallet, 2012). It is important to focus on the future; using the knowledge that has been gained from the past (University of Hull, 2015). There are three components to reflective practice 1) the experience, 2) reflective process, and 3) action (Jasper, 2003). When a significant incident has occurred, reflection of the incident, in some cases, highlights the need to research and ask questions, rather than providing answers (Barksby et al., 2015).
The concept of this reflective journal has led to my self-examination and reflecting back on the journey of exploring the different methods used in conducting business research. While doing so, I have brought myself into a realm in which the role of values in the research process becomes a topic of self-examination and issues that revolve around such concerns do indeed effect my development in many areas on a personal, academic, and professional level.
The one place I see MI having an impact on my personal cognitive development is in my career path. I believe this would have to do with my strength in intrapersonal development. I was really able to find my own strengths and weaknesses in university. I was able to pick out that I was not a strong reader or writer. I learned much better by doing and I felt that after evaluating my own strengths and weaknesses that I wanted to use that knowledge and apply it to psychology. In the end I ruled out pursuing PhD programs and PsyD programs because I lacked the necessary skills to excel in research. I ended up completing a bachelor’s degree in in psychology and linguistics and pursued a post-graduate diploma in counselling. It was through this programs practicum where I was able to confirm my strength in interpersonal intelligence. I had a feeling I possessed skills in this area from my work in
During the course of the quarter, I feel that I have progressed somewhat. I've gained a lot of knowledge on rhetorical strategies and how to present arguments effectively. In the writings I have written, I feel that each writing works towards meeting the course goals. Logos, ethos, and pathos were strategies and ideas we were introduced to (if not already in the past) and were built upon throughout the quarter. The knowledge gained over the course of the quarter weren't only those three types of appeals. Rhetorical strategies like proposals helped reinforce the course and using rhetorical analysis in different situations have become easier throughout the quarter. I believe that I have made sufficient progress towards becoming a better
Learning can be fun and informational. Smaller steps towards hands-on learning can be allowing students to choose how they learn because all students learn in different ways. I am a primarily kinesthetic learner. Reading about specific topics are not as effective for me as doing something with my hands. In biology, for example, I can read a textbook, but I get more out of corresponding labs. Allowing students to have autonomy over their own education is essential. Through hands-on learning or choice, students will become excited about learning. The more interested the student is, the more engaged they will be and the more they will learn. Additionally, the more autonomy they have over what they’re learning, the more they will be invested.
One of the values that was consistently represented in the literature was the importance of reflective practice (Kahn et al., 2014; Scott & Mumford, 2007; Taylor, 2010). The analysis of the PBADS which was discussed in the previous section determined that it was not the frequency of reflection that resulted in positive attitudes about diversity, but rather the value that the preservice teacher candidate placed on their own reflective practice. The level of importance placed on reflective practice correlated with an increase in positive attitudes and beliefs about CLD learners (Kahn et al., 2014). Taylor (2010) stated that self-reflection is necessary for preservice teachers to begin to acknowledge and recognize biases that have impacted their value system before they can face them. A self-reflective practitioner has the ability to take their deep thoughts and critically consider their biases and how they can take action when becoming culturally aware (Scott & Mumford, 2007).