If you want an in-depth reflective practice that involves over colleagues then Gibb’s cycle for structured debriefing, which was published in 1988, covers this quite well. The cycle has seven different stages, which each contain a series of prompts. This works really well both individually and with a more experienced colleague, perhaps during a supervision.… Read More Cycle For Structured Debriefing – Gibbs
Jenny Moon describes reflection as a “form of mental processing”, and so looks at reflection as four different stages. She focuses on writing reflection, although this is only an example – reflection can take place in a variety of other ways, such as verbal, and just within the mind. She says that “when we represent… Read More Four Levels of Reflection – Jenny Moon
Reflection is vital for anyone within a professional role, and Schon’s concept of reflective practice is another method of practicing reflection that was introduced in 1987. The model has three versions of reflective practice that are compared together, and involves the insight of other, more experienced professionals (such as managers or mentors) so that the… Read More Reflective Practice – Schon
In 2001 Rolfe et al. came up with a method of reflective practice that is one of the simplest models to use in order to gain something from reflection of experiences. It asks just three questions to the user, and can be used by both the advisor for their own work, and the client for… Read More Three Questions – Rolfe et al.
Boud, Keogh, and Walker came up with a model of reflecting learning in 1985 that can be used to help reflect on one’s own practice. It looks at reflection as an activity, in which a professional can really take a step back and evaluate their own practice in a way that helps them to learn… Read More Reflective Learning – Boud, Keogh & Walker
David Kolb developed a set of learning styles, published in 1984, to help explain the learning behaviours of humans, and to also assist individuals with understanding and improving their own learning, whether it be in an academic or practical sense. Within the context of the IAG environment, these four learning styles can be incredibly useful… Read More Kolb’s Learning Styles
Working in an IAG environment can be challenging from the perspective of working with the client, but also in terms of working efficiently with colleagues. The team in which you work within is really the foundation for the whole role – if the team is not cooperative or understanding of each other then it is… Read More The Johari Window Model