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Reflecting for a future event

Gibbs' (1988) reflective cycle: 

  • Advantages: Illustrates six possible stages in the experience of an event
  • Criticisms: Superficial - no reference to critical thinking. Lacks the probing questions of other models
Gibbs (1988) reflective cycle Description Action plan Evaluation Feelings Conclusion Analysis

Reflective writing exercise - reflecting for an event

 What are you going to study next on your course?

• How are you feeling about the course area coming up?
• What challenges can you think of in studying the new area?
• How are you planning to improve your understanding and enjoyment of the new area?

Write at least 250 words

Video distinguishing reflecting on an event from reflecting for an event (University of Hull)


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