Gibbs Model of Reflective Processes

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Gibbs Model of Reflective Processes
Gibbs' reflective practice is composed of six steps. (today image by alwayspp from Fotolia.com)

Reflective practices are methods you use to look back over past events and attempt to learn from them. Professor Graham Gibbs of the University of Oxford lists six specific steps to in his model of reflective practice that he developed in 1988. These six core steps can be applied to learning situations throughout your life.

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Gibbs' Six Steps

Gibbs' six steps are description, feelings, evaluation, analysis, conclusion and action plan. Unlike other models of the reflective process, you should note that Gibbs' model considers emotions and feelings as an important point of understanding.

Purpose

Gibbs reflective model is supposed to give you a method to look back upon events and learn from them. Reflective practitioners who follow Gibbs' model will have an awareness of their preconceptions and feelings when reviewing life's past events.

Uses

You can use Gibbs' model to identify your learning needs to continue your professional or academic growth. The reflection process is popular in the health care industry in particular and is viewed as a way to promote the development of qualified, self-directed professionals.

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