Reflective Model Of Reflective Learning

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Reflective Learning Owen (2011) Boyd (1983) define reflective learning as a cognitive process that involves analyzing a past or present experience, which create new meaning and insight about the experience and result in changed in conceptual perspective. The focus of reflective learning is to understand the experiential learning process. According to Kolb’s (1984) reflective model, reflection is a crucial element that initiates transformation within the learning process. Without reflection, an individual would not learn from their experience, they will continue in an endless cycle of experiences with the same emotion, behavior and practice. On the contrary, if an individual reflects on their experience and adopt the new meaning, there will be a transformation in their perspectives. This is draws similarity to the fundamentals of positive psychology. Hence, Kolb’s reflective model fits well within the mentoring concept. The result of a successful mentoring relationship is that there is a change mentee’s cognitive, behavior, learning and practice as shown in appendix 1 (Owen, 2011). Therefore, mentoring and coaching is a possible resolution to address the issues of the low level of competency in technician as it can facilitate transfer of knowledge and skills. And it can also assist in aligning the enacted curriculum to the intended curriculum of this technician training programme through proper development of the trainer (mentor). Therefore mentoring has this powerful
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