Reflect Essay

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Practice-Based Learning work making Reflection on PRACTICE A resource commissioned by the Making Practice Based Learning Work project, an educational development project funded through FDTL Phase 4 Project Number 174/02 and produced by staff from the University of Ulster. Author Patricia McClure School of Health Sciences, University of Ulster Reflection on Practice contents Introduction The Role of Reflective Practice Time for Reflection Pre-requisites for Effective Reflection and Supervision The Process of a Supervision Session Adopting a Mentoring Approach Tensions and Anxieties in Practice Placement Learning for Students & Practice Educators Appendix 1 Appendix 2 References 02 03 05 09 11 12 15 16 17 18 01 Reflection on Practice REFLECTION ON PRACTICE Introduction This resource tool has been devised to; • inform practice educators about the importance of reflective practice • prepare practice educators for their role as facilitators in students/learners’ development of reflective practice skills • identify strategies to facilitate students/learners’ to reflect during supervision sessions • provide guidelines for the use of reflective diaries during practice placements. REFLECTION ON PRACTICE The Role of Reflective Practice What is reflective practice? The general aim of all placements is to promote clinical reasoning and analytical and evaluative abilities in students through reflective practice. Professional bodies incorporate the benefits of applying reflective practice for both students and health professionals in their learning strategies. The importance of developing professional practice and of the role of supervision to ensure high quality standards of care is emphasised in such documents as ”A Vision

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