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REFLECTION IN PRESENTATION Definition Boud et al (1985) suggested / stated that reflection in the context of learning is a generic for those intellectual and effective activities in which individuals engage to explore their experiences in order to lead to a new understanding and experience. UKCC (1992) Code of Professional Conduct: Clause 1: Act always in such a way so as to promote and safeguard the well-being of the patient and the client. Clause 4: Ensure that no action or omission on your part or within your sphere of responsibility is detrimental to the interests, condition or the safety of the patient and the client. The author is going to use The Gibbs Reflective Cycle to help her in the process of reflection, as reflection can be a difficult experience without the guidance and support of an expert. Description of Incident We were told in our class that there was a group presentation being held and each of the student had to make a group, choose a subject and do research on that subject. ...read more.


I had a small bit of work left which I discussed with my partner in the library. It was the day before the presentation that she gave me a surprise by adding a video tape which made my presentation go well. Feelings I felt disappointed and helpless. I felt that I have been left on my own and that I was not getting any support and help which I expected from being working in a group, as my colleague herself had fallen sick. Both my colleague and myself had a feeling of helplessness and irritation which was beginning to get really annoying. The initial stages of this incident engendered an awareness of uncomfortable thoughts and feelings. Boyd and Fales (1983) describe this stage as a sense of inner discomfort. While Schon (1983) calls it an experience of surprise. Evaluation The negative side of the whole experience was that I was put into a situation where I was working under stress. I was feeling very sorry for my colleague who had unexpectedly fallen sick. ...read more.


I could have demanded more help from my tutor, but that would have been pointless as we had pre-assigned groups. However, my motivation towards learning proved to be beneficial to me, as I had to get the whole presentation done all by myself. If I am pulled into a similar situation after this, I would be better prepared by negotiating with my tutor. Conclusion I have found that by actually using reflection on an aspect of my experience, it has helped me to appreciate how I could I use this form of knowledge theoretically in my daily life. It has also helped me to understand difficult situations better, to alleviate anxieties and share problems with my colleagues. Action Plan If a similar situation arose, I would try to be assertive in a different way. I would try to speak to the tutor privately, although this is not always possible in close confines. Johns(1995) states that a trust in one's own beliefs can tip the balance between decision and indecision, and that this trust can be developed through reflection. ...read more.

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