This course focuses on reflection and, in particular, reflective practice. You will learn the difference between the two along with several models that you can use on your journey to becoming an effective and successful reflective practitioner.
During the course, you are going to play the role of Amina who is about to start her mentoring journey. A casual reference to reflective practice by her manager leads to the small project growing in scale and involving colleagues from all departments within the organisation.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Describe common traits of high performing mentors
- Explain key benefits of using reflective practice
- Apply Gibbs’ Reflective Cycle and Brookfield’s Four Lenses to a mentoring context
- Include Kolb’s model for experiential learning within mentoring programmes
- Outline what type of feedback is required at each stage of the mentoring process
- Evaluate useful sources of information that can be used to enhance reflective practice
- Review the benefits of establishing a community of practice to help inform reflective practice