Sunday, January 22, 2012

Career distraction #7

Reflection helps to explore issues or ideas that are important. Reflection allows you to react to situations and consider what you have learnt and what you might do differently next time. Reflective writing will enable you to develop a personal philosophy.

The target of reflection is practice and learning. The steps to effective reflection include:
1. Finding understanding and awareness of yourself and others - through written or internal dialogue with self.
2. Applying learning or addressing areas for improvement - using reflection to inform self-development.
3. Re-evaluating and practising new learning’s.

Having a diary or journal is a useful way to reflect. Talking with a mentor can help this process. Reflecting comes easily to some while others need someone to reflect with.

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