Reflection and its uses in Problem Solving and Personal Development

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Reflective Model Frame Work

Gibbs Model of Reflection (1988)





We learn by experiences which allow us to absorb what we read, hear and feel and help to do the activity and mainly interact with the people which help us to socialize (Wertenbroch&Nabeth, 2000). Reflection is an thinking of an extended period which are interlinked with the recent experience it also involves commonalities, differences and interrelation beyond their superficial elements (Dewey 1933) reflection is a form of problem solving that chained several ideas together by linking with its predecessor in order to resolve the issues which are raised.

According to Hatton & Smith (1995) they identified four essential issue which concern reflection That We should learn to frame and reframe complex or ambiguous problems, test out various interpretations, and then modify our actions consequently. Our thoughts should be extended and systematic by looking back upon our actions sometime after they have taken place. Certain activities labelled as reflective, such as the use of journals or group discussions following practical experiences, are often not directed towards the solution of specific problems. We should consciously account for the wider historic, cultural, and political values or beliefs in framing practical problems to arrive at a solution. This is often identified as critical reflection. However, the term critical reflection, like reflection itself, appears to be used loosely, some taking it to mean no more than constructive self-criticism of one's actions with a view to improvement.

Rationale Reflection is the conscious weighing and integrating of views from different perspectives which is a necessary prerequisite for the development of a balanced professional identity acquiring knowledge and practical skills alone are not enough to become a medical professional. ‘Reflecting on education and clinical experiences in medical practice, including one’s own behaviour, becomes crucial’ (Boenink et al, 2004).

The reflective models used in the self-assessment are; Reflective rational Enquiry, Gibbs Reflective Cycle and Kolbs Reflective Cycle


The reflective models used in the self-assessment is Reflective Rational Enquiry proposed by Lawrence-Wilkes&Ashmore(2014), it involves a framework for an self-improvement it helps us to assess our own thoughts and actions for the purpose of personal learning and development it can be used for our own development or others to develop the reflective practise is mainly concerned with self-development which enables us for future personal growth and how we think and feel about our self and situations in the past and present.

Reflective Enquiry

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This Reflective practice is a valuable methodology for using insights and learning from the past for assessing where we are now and what can we do to improve our present and future. For example this reflective report is based on the experience studying this unit organising modern health care services in MBA Hospital & Health Service Management its analysed by the overall unit reflection through this Reflective Rational Enquiry model helps to identify core learning outcomes assessed by our past and present, it is an internal appraisal process to identify the concern regarding experience which as to be an influential to overcome which can be changed for current and other circumstances.

Reflective Model Frame Work; (David Kolb-Experimental Learning)

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It’s based on the experimental learning but was progressed to be a set of reflective prompts and an even way to structure a piece of reflective writing.

Graham Gibbs Reflective Cycle; it’s a single model often applied differently academic disciples to incorporate different reflective activities. Further Gibbs model (Gibbs 1988) acts as a supportive efficient action plan it encourages the systematic thinking about the phases of experience or activity it provides an opportunity to view the various perspective on a given experience issue or action and also it helps us to have a more balanced and précised judgement.

An approach to learning and practise development which is patient centred and acknowledges the confusion of practise environment it’s also gives an ability to establish a link between theory and a practise providing a rationale of actions its used to reflect once their strengths, weakness and the area of development Gibbs reflective cycle is one of the smoothest theory to implement and begin with the reflective practises once comfortable with it will began to focus an evaluation analysis and planning phases in more detail the reflective will become even more insightfull,probing and detailed to generals the narrative description. Reflective practise is relatively remains as unknown concept in healthcare practices compared to others but some find reflective journal as a useful tool in the reflective process (Koh et al 2014; Asselin & Fain, 2013)

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Reflection and its uses in Problem Solving and Personal Development
University of Bedfordshire  (Business school)
MBA Hospital And Health Service Management
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self development, leadership skills, self assessment, health care, management system
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