Using Gibbs Reflective Cycle In Coursework

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Using Gibbs’ Reflective Cycle Gibbs’ Reflective Cycle (or Gibbs’ Reflective Model) Gibbs’ reflective cycle is a theoretical model often used by students as a framework in coursework assignments that require reflective writing. The model was created by Professor Graham Gibbs and appeared in Learning by Doing (1988). It looks like this: Action plan If it arose again what would you do? Descripiton What happened? Conclusion What else could you have done? Feelings What were you thinking and feeling? Analysis What sense can you make of the situation? Evaluation What was good and bad about the experience? Gibbs’ reflective cycle has 6 stages. They are usually given the following headings: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Description Feelings Evaluation…show more content…
Reconsider the things that went badly and write what you think this lead to (consequences of action). Think about what could have been done to have avoided these negative consequences. Reconsider the things that went well and write why you think they went well (causes of action). Reconsider the things that went well and write what you think this lead to (consequences of action). Think about how this positive action could have been further improved. Think about your contribution to the experience and say how useful it was and why it was useful (did a previous experience help you? can you compare it to a previous experience?). If you were unable to contribute to the experience say why. Think about other people present during the experience and try to assess whether their reactions were similar or different to yours. Try to say why they were the same or different. this part is analytical, it does not describe, it tries to explain the causes and consequences of things that happened, it asks questions like why?, so what? and what

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