Unit 02 Principles of Personal Development in Adult Social Care Settings. 1.1 Explain what reflective practice is Reflection is the personal examination of your own thoughts and actions, it is about thinking things over. Reflection is an important human activity in which people recapture their experience, think about it, mull over and evaluate it. When working in an adult care setting this means being conscious about how you interact with colleagues, your clients and the environment. It means thinking about how you could have done something differently, what you did well, what you could have done better, how could you improve what you did.
4.1 - Explain the benefits of reflective practice Reflective practice can be a very useful skill to use in the workplace. The main benefit of reflective practice is that it increases self-awareness and your understanding of others. It is also important in career development as it allows you to reflect on your own skills and learning. It allows you to re-flect with your own thoughts and feelings as compared to someone else’s and encourages critical thinking and decision making for further improvements. By regularly reflecting on your perfor-mance, you are regularly required to make decisions, and by using reflective practice, you will be able to make those decisions in a more thoughtful and objective way.
Why the Artifact was Selected This artifact was a paper written to address a case scenario presented to the class in the course Principles and Foundations of Adult Education. The paper was a team product of cooperative work by Melissa Bloch-Meier, Nicole Johnson, Dylan West, and myself. This case scenario applied a look at learning through a developmental lens to faculty involved with training and development and community-based and faith-based organizations, corrections, and other adult educational contexts. I selected this artifact because it studies a real-world problem by application of adult learning theories to obtain a root cause justification for development of a workshop focused on understanding the impact faculty member’s adult
Reflection is like looking in a mirror and describing what you see. It’s about thinking back to an experience and questioning what I did, and emotions that I felt during the experience, and then reflecting on a better and more sufficient way of doing it in the future (UNISON, 2016). Gibbs Reflective Cycle is the model that I have chosen to use while reflecting back on the module “Learning from service users and carers”, Gibbs believes that this module is useful for helping people learn from what that they experienced. He calls this “Learning by Doing” (Mind Tools, 2016). When finding out that a module I would cover on the social work degree was learning from service users and carers, my initial thought was care homes and carers within them.
Constructionist perspectives emphasize the socially constructed nature of crime and the idea “that we cannot fully understand crime and its causes and consequences unless we also accept that the identification, coding, and counting of crime” (Modern and Payls, 2015,77) are built on the basis of interactions among people. In addition, constructionists suggest that crime statistics like the UCR is considered more of measuring police activity and how many crimes the police detects rather than the amount of crime reported to
Reflective Practice in the Early Years Tools for Practitioners 1. Introduction “We do not learn from experience... we learn from reflecting on experience.” -John Dewey- You have probably heard the term “reflective practice”, but do you really know what this means?
Based on the nature and purpose of this research project the paradigm that complements is constructivist. Patton states that research should be judged " ... by its intended purposes, available resources, procedures followed and results obtained, all within a particular context and for a specific audience" (Patton, 2015, p.92). With the criteria in mind the following essay will explain why the researcher believes her dissertation on data driven decision making (D3M) worldview is aligned to the constructivist model. Firstly, the purpose of this research is to change human culture, a person cannot intend to change human nature by only being an outside observer.
What is reflection? Reflection is described as the process individuals use for self-development in their future career. The process of reflection has been used for many years in professional health fields such as midwifery and nursing (Lillyman. S & Merrix. P, 2012). Florence nightingale pioneered the practice known as reflection-on-practice, this is a tool that is needed in developing improvement and knowledge to enable an individual to grow in their nursing profession.
Over the past three decades, a significant transformation has occurred in the paradigms used by natural and social sciences to produce knowledge for development. A research paradigm is defined by Guba and Lincoln (1995) as the basic beliefs and worldviews about the nature of reality, knowledge and values. Based on this definition, Guba and Lincoln (2005) reclassified earlier categorized paradigms into positivism, post positivism, critical theories, constructivism and participatory. The evolution of research paradigms is underpinned mainly by differences on ontology, epistemology and values. To the social scientist, these differences matter, because as Kanbur and Shaffer (2006) indicated, it has practical implication for conceptualizing research
Constructionist theory is one of the adequate psychological theories that account for text comprehension utilized to describe processes involved for generation of inferences when readers construct a situation model of what text is about. Since situation model is a mental representation of people, setting, actions, and events that are mentioned in a explicit clauses or that are filled in inferentially by world knowledge. Constructionist theory makes decisive predictions about the classes of inferences that are constructed –online during the comprehension passage. McKoon and Ratcliff (1992) have concluded that constructionist theories assume that a complete, lifelike cognitive representation is constructed and that virtually all classes of inferences
The social concept also social construction of reality (Social constructionism) is considered a theory of knowledge in sociology which evaluates the advancement of mutually created understandings of the world which is a basis for the formation of collective assumptions on reality. The theory affirms the opinion that people rationalize their experience through creating models of their social world and later sharing such models via language. Dating from the work of Berger and Luckmann (1966) different authors have put forth their contribution and ideas on social constructionizm. Berger and Luckmann dispute that all knowledge is gained and maintained from social interactions. Apparently according to the two authors people interact bearing in mind
Race (2002) also added reflection is not helping only when the learning process is failing; it is equally useful to pressurize student teachers learning towards further distances and insights. Korthagen (2002) and Estrada & Grady (2001) also noted that reflection is valuable to solve problems in a rational manner in order to make both the practical and theoretical knowledge complementary to each other. Generally, reflection is an important and transferable skill to enhance student teachers’ lifelong learning in moving back and forth between the theoretical experiences obtained in the classroom and actual work area practices (Dewey, 1938; Luttenberg & Bergen,
Description Reflection is a necessary component in learning to regulate opinion, feelings, and actions. Reflection links experience and knowledge by providing an opportunity to explore areas of concern in a critical way and to make adjustments based on these reflections (Knowles Z., Tyler G., 2006). I will be using the Gibbs G (1988) Learning by Doing: A guide to teaching and learning methods (Davies S., 2012).
4.0 An Explanation of Realism, Liberalism, Constructivism and Post-Structuralism. 4.1 Realism Realism or political realism prioritizes national interests and security concerns in addition to moral ideology and social reconstruction. The term is often associated with political power. The term is often associated with political power. Realism believes that the state is the main actor of the most important in determining the direction of a country.