It’s an impact on yourself learning and knowledge you have gained. Helps you to recognise on how to what you have done well so it can be put in practice for other situations. Also means in reflecting your own values, beliefs, and experiences which will help your thoughts and ideas to share with your colleagues. Use this to gain better strength weakness so that you learn from your own mistakes and take the appropriate actions in future. Improves your basic judgement and professionally enables you to apply skills to the personal development cycle.
It will also show that I reflect on my experiences of using knowledge and skills and how they have helped my own social work practice. I will evaluate the relevance and impact the areas had on my practice and how it helped me develop a better understanding of the individuals I worked with. I’ll reflect on how my learning from these experiences has helped my understanding of service users and the contexts in which they live. I will use Kolb’s (1984) theory of experiential learning i.e. the cycle of learning to enable me to develop my own understanding and as a reflective practitioner I can link this with Schon’s (1983) concepts of reflecting in action and reflecting on action to help improve my actions and professional practice and show that I evaluate my experiences and integrate it to theory and knowledge in supervision (Aids to Practice cards, Values and Ethics, p112).
These views can be compared to Boud et al. (1985), cited in Farrelly (2010: p.26) which states that reflection is; “A complex and deliberate process of thinking about and interpreting experience in order to learn from it.” These three definitions demonstrate that reflection is a process of evaluating an incident and changing things, in order to provide better understanding and practice. This is supported by Schön (1983) who described that reflection is the way in which the knowledge that underpins practice can be discovered and improved. Miller et al. (2008) suggest that in order for professionals to challenge their practice, they must reflect on their practice.
B1 Analyse a range of techniques which can be used when reflecting on your own practice. Reflective practice is a process by which you: stop and think about your actions, consciously analyse your decision making and draw on theory and relate it to what you do in practice. Reflecting on a regular basis will allow opportunities to discuss your thoughts and ideas with colleagues, by doing so will help to identify your strengths, as well as those areas which may require further development. Schön (1987) in his work identifies two types of reflection; these are reflection-in-action (thinking on your feet) and reflection-on-action (retrospective thinking). He suggests that reflection is used by practitioners when they encounter situations that are unique, and when individuals may not be able to apply known theories or techniques previously learnt through formal education.
1.1 Explain what reflective practice is Reflective practice is, in its simplest form, thinking about or reflecting on what you do. It is closely linked to the concept of learning from experience, in that you think about what you did, and what happened, and decide from that what you would do differently next time. 1.2 Explain the importance of reflective practice in continuously improving the quality of service provided the importance of reflective practice is to to focus on what has worked well and what needs to be improved, it enables you to find if a different approach or technique is needed and helps develop self awareness 1.3 Explain how standards inform reflective practice in adult social care Standards may include the Code of practice, regulations , Essential Standards and national occupational standards. these standards inform reflective practise by informing own learning, helping one to think about professional accountability,enabling professional development and providing a way of identifying what is required for good practice 1.4 Describe how own values, belief systems and experiences may affect working practice Own values, belief systems and experiences may affect working practice by preventing conflict with others, fostering understanding of others’ views and perspectives, improving communication with others, favouring those who share your values, belief systems and experiences, not respecting others who do not share your values, belief systems and experiences 2.1 Explain how people may react and respond to receiving constructive feedback people may react by agreeing with the points raised and expressing a desire to improve, they may also ask questions or ask you to expand on exactly what is being said. they may also be defensive or express anxiety 2.2 Explain the importance of seeking feedback to improve practice and inform
E valuate how learning activities have affected practice There are several ways of learning and only by learning can we affect how we practice our work in a more improved efficient manner. I believe we learn more by our mistakes, which from that knowledge; we can then improve the service. A theory known as Lewin/Kolb cycle puts into practice a learning activity which should then improve future practice. The general theory is as follows: 1) concrete experience -where something happens to you or you do something, even an everyday event. 2) Reflective observation-where you think about it.
To support this, questions are asked about the client’s story, strengths and resources, and about exceptions to the problem. Solution focused therapists believe that change is constant. By helping people identify the things that they wish to have changed in their life and also to attend to those things that are currently happening that they wish to continue to have happen, SFBT therapists help their clients to construct a concrete vision of a preferred future for themselves. The SFBT therapist then helps the client to identify times in their current life that are closer to this future, and examines what is different on these occasions. By bringing these small successes to their awareness, and helping them to repeat these successful things they do when the problem is not there or less severe, the therapists helps the client move towards the preferred future they have identified.
CARERS GUIDE TO REFLECTIVE PRACTICE What is Reflective Practice? Reflective Practice is a conscious process. It means that you are thinking about what you are doing and learning from it. You may complete a task and afterwards think about how you carried this out, if you could have done it differently and what you have learned. Stages of Reflective Practice Stage 1: brief description of task, situation or incident which sets out intended purpose of intervention or objectives Stage 2: Planning work- what is needed Stage 3: What happened- what took place Stage 4: Reflective Practice – did the planning or intervention achieve its objectives.
1.2 Reflective practise is important because it helps me develop and imrpove my practise by thinking about what am I doing. It is about thinking hings over. It can help me to understand feelings and the wider issues involved. By reflecting on events it can allow me to make sense of something that has happened or been said and and possibly see the meaning and reason behind someone else’s actions or words. By reflecting on our own actions we are able to see areas where we could improve, change strategies or actions.
Abstract The Life Styles Inventory (LSI) which I took identifies the thoughts and motivations which guide me as an individual and including behaviors. The LSI referred to my personal, management and leadership style .These areas will show the core of an individual's effectiveness or in this case my style and effectiveness. The characteristic of a person’s thinking and behavior contributes greatly to the way a person or individual performs their duties. Fortunately, people have the ability to change unsuccessful reasoning and behavior in such ways that can change an person’s effectiveness. First it is important that person know whether their actions are supportive of quality performance or act as a distraction.