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Study Skills

Reflective Practice Toolkit

Who is this resource for?

Being able to reflect is a valuable skill to have both during your education and as you move on to the workplace. It helps you to think about your experiences, why things happened the way they did and how you can improve on these experiences in future. This resource will guide you through the basics of what reflective practice is, its benefits, how to integrate it into your everyday life and the basics of reflective writing.

The resource is designed to be used in a number of ways. You can read the whole resource through page by page and this will guide you from the basics of reflection through to a selection of top tips for practice. If you are short of time you can follow one of the suggested pathways below:

Pathway 1

(beginners)

Pathway 2

(intermediate)

What is reflective practice? What is reflective practice?
Why reflect? Models of reflection

Models of reflection

(focus on the ERA and Driscoll models)

Barriers to reflection
Free writing Reflective writing
Summary Summary

Throughout the resource there are activities to get you thinking about reflective practice and how it might work for you.