Unit 6 Essay

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Boud and Walker’s model of reflection in the learning process comprises of three stages 1) Experience(s) In this stage the learner will perform actions which can collectively be described as their behaviour, have ideas and implement some of these, reject others and experience different feelings and emotions 2) Reflective Processes An individual will often unconsciously take themselves through a reflective process. However, the most effective learning occurs when an individual uses an intentional structured process. Boud and Walker highlight three key processes for effective learning by reflection: returning to the experience which is the act of mentally replaying the important events that occurred in order to understand everything that happened. Anticipating the potential benefits to be gained from processing the events. In order to consider events in a rational way it is important that the learner acknowledges any negative feelings that they have had and remove them if they were acting as a barrier. This can be done by expressing and describing those feelings when talking about the event to others or writing about the negative feelings. The act of articulating the feelings help the learning to see them from a more rational viewpoint, removing them as an obstacle. 3) Some possible outcomes of reflecting on an experience include: New perspectives on experiences such as the clarification of an issue or the removal of a limiting belief. A change in behaviour such as a new approach to a situation or the development of a new skill. Readiness for application of new ideas and skills – the reflective process helps the individual prepare to put these ideas and skills into action. By mentally rehearsing, the learner is more prepared to take real action. Commitment to action – the process of reflection ensures that many barriers to the implementation of

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