Example Of Critical Reflection

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Human beings are distinct from other animals in the sense that they can ‘think’ and deepen further understanding through ‘reflection’ – a special type of approach to problem solving, where ideas are linked and ordered carefully to resolve an issue through retrospective review (Hatton & Smith 1995, p.33 cited in Fisher 2004, p.1). Derived from late Latin reflexion- act of bending back, from Latin reflectere it indicates a kind of introspective thinking i.e. consciously reviewing our own thoughts, feelings and beliefs ‘in order to make sense of them, and to make contextually appropriate changes if they are required’ (Taylor 1999, p.2 cited in Fisher 2004, p.1). When asked to reflect, while some people simply describe about what happened, others explore deeply into their own feelings and responses to the scenario and thereby engage in more penetrating forms of reflection. But as Fisher (2004) argues, ‘critical reflection’ leads to intensive self-awareness, because many spontaneously held beliefs and assumptions are scrutinized, particularly those influenced and nurtured by cultures and institutions such as country or community or religion (Fisher 2004, p.2). This report has been prepared as a reflective work of my groups business plan for MBA course. The purpose of this reflection sheet is to redirect how I and my team mates worked while undertaking the project. The point of writing this report is to include my thoughts and reactions to the experience. The reflective journal is

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