What are models of reflective practice?
Educational researchers promote the importance of reflecting on practice to support student learning and staff development. There are many different models of reflective practice.AT 5 minute lesson review However, they all share the same basic aim: to get the best results from the learning, for both the teacher and students.
Each model of reflection aims to unpick learning to make links between the ‘doing’ and the ‘thinking’.
Gibbs’ reflective cycle- a helpful tool
The theoretical approach of reflection as a cyclical model was further developed by Gibbs (1998). This model is based on a six-stage approach, leading from a description of the experience through to conclusions and considerations for future events. While most of the core principles are similar to Kolb’s, Gibbs’ model is broken down further to encourage the teacher to reflect on their own thoughts and feelings
What can I try out and how do I structure my thinking?