A Structured critical reflection on assessment within my role as a mentor in the practice learning environment
This essay will discuss a clinical skill in which I as a mentor assessed a student during the skill, looking at different areas and reflecting on my mentoring experience
Reflection encourages a deeper approach to learning. Reflective learning is the process of internally examining and exploring an issue of concern, triggered by an experience which creates and clarifies meaning in term of self, and which results changed conceptual perspective (Boyd and fayles, 1983). The model of reflection should be tool to guide stimulate and not constrain the range and potential complexity of reflection (Boyd and fayles, 1983)A Structured critical reflection on assessment within my role as a mentor in the practice learning environment
The reflective model I have chosen to use is Gibbs model (Gibbs-19980. Gibbs model of reflection incorporates the following:
• Action plan
The model will be applied to the essay to help demonstrate critical reflection within my role of assessing a student in the practice learning environment. Through my discussion I will also be applying the literature which underpins my experiences in practice. It will also help me to demonstrate my competence as a mentor and my professional development as mentor.
Reflection is an active process that enables health care professionals gain a deeper understanding of their experiences (Conway 1996) and serves to extend our professionalism and develop our confidence in a bid to make sense of clinical experiences (Ghaye, Gillespie and Lilyman 2000) . Mason 1991 suggested that empowerment includes enabling people to recognise their strengths, abilities and personal power
Reflective practice as a concept for learning was introduced in to many profession in 1980’s. Reflective practice can be summarised as having three...