Unit 2: What is Gibb's Cycle of Reflection?
- To promote an understanding of the active learning process about how to use the cycle of reflection in a teacher-student interaction.
- To recognize and transfer information the concepts and steps in the cycle of reflection.
- To analyze and interpret the teacher-student interactions in the video for reflective learning.
- To work toward a learning community in order to collectively understand reflection.
Gibbs Cycle of Reflection
- Educators view the PPT presentation to gain an understanding of the cycle of reflection.
- Educators gain knowledge about the questions used in the process of reflective inquiry.
DESCRIBE THE CONTEXT. ASK THESE QUESTIONS?
- Briefly describe the event as objectively, accurately and concisely as you can.
- Who was involved?
- Where did it happen?
- Do you intend to focus on the structure, process or outcomes of care?
- ...at the time?
- ...at the time ?
- ...afterwards ?
- How well did things go?
- Were things satisfactorily resolved?
- What were the factors that affected the outcome?
- What helped and what hindered?
- Can you explain the event?
- Why did it happen?
- How did it happen?
- What might have been some alternative actions or approaches?
- What might you have done differently (even when things went well)?
- Could negative events be avoided?
- Could positive events be made more effective?
- What will you do if you encounter this kind of situation again?
- What will you do in the future to increase the likelihood of similar positive outcomes and minimise the likelihood of similar negative outcomes?
- What do you need to learn?
- How might you learn this?
Gibbs, G. (1988) Learning by doing: A guide to teaching and learning methods. [Click to view this website]
Go to Discussion tab above and click on link. Educators will use small group inquiry approach to learn and understand the steps in the cycle of reflection.
Educators will be shown a video about a teacher-student interactions. [Click to watch this video]
Educators will discuss in small group discussions how they would use reflection with their students.
Group Instructions: As you watch this video, think about Gibb's Reflective Cycle diagram.
- Which steps can you identify?
- Choose one step that you found to be the most meaningful for you?
In Unit 2, the course facilitator oversees the small group discussions by providing guidance and feedback. The course facilitator also assesses for gaps in the educators' knowledge and understanding of the instructional content and group learning discussions. Educators are encouraged to think about how reflective inquiry and the cycle of reflection could be used in their classrooms.