It is easy to become caught up in everyday routine such that we lose sight of the reasons for thinking, feeling, believing and acting as we do. Diverse aspects of our experiences and emotional responses – and our interpretations of these – can become entangled in ways that may not be apparent to us. This can distort our perspective and block understanding, which isn’t helpful to us in the longer term. Critical reflection is used increasingly in professional and academic contexts as a means of focusing our attention back onto our own experience. Reflection in this context refers to specific kinds of mental discipline. It involves clarifying our thinking, deepening understanding and reinforcing learning in ways that, ideally, lead to transformation and change.
Swipe to navigate through the chapters of this book
Please log in to get access to this content
To get access to this content you need the following product:
- Critical reflection
- Macmillan Education UK
- Sequence number
- Chapter number