Want to learn from your experiences? Majorities of people think that they learn things by practicing, but the fact is that they learn from experience. If you do not reflect on your experience, if you don’t think about the better way consciously about the same thing next time, then it would hard for you to learn.
So, is there any solution? Yes, Gibbs Reflective Cycle may help you to make sense of the situation for work. It will help you to find out what you did well and in which field or area you can do better in the future.
In this article, we are going to describe Gibbs Reflective Cycle. If you are pursuing nursing and looking for Driscoll Model of Reflection, Clinical Reasoning Cycle, Elton Mayo’s Theory, etc then stay connected with us.
We assure you that after reading this article, you will automatically understand the core of this cycle. Let’s get started.
Introduction to Gibbs Reflective Cycle
Graham Gibb was an American psychologist and sociologist. He published his Reflective Cycle model in 1988 in his book called “Learning by Doing”. This model encourages many people to think in a systematic way about their experiences during any specific event, activity, or situation.
This cycle is very helpful to think about the specific situation very deeply and by reflecting on those experiences people become aware of their actions and able to change or adjust their behavior.
The original cycle of Gibbs has six stages which are:
But here we are including Analysis as a part of the Evaluation.
Using these stages as a reflection on your experiences you can visualize the positive as well as the negative impact of the situation or event.
This stage includes a description of a particular situation or activity in detail. You need to ask some questions to yourself without making any conclusion in mind. Here are some of the most helpful questions that will help you to create an objective description:
- What happened at the situation time?
- What did you do during the situation?
- Where and when did this situation occur?
- Why were you there?
- Who else was there during the incident?
- What did people were doing during the activity?
- What was the result of that situation?
In this stage, you need to talk about the thought and felt during the situation. During this period you need to avoid commenting on any of your emotions. Remember to not discuss feelings in detail or comment on it. To find out you can use these questions:
- What did you feel before the incident happened?
- How you feel during the situation took occurred?
- What you think about the others people feeling during the incident?
- What did you feel after the activity?
- What do you think about the incident now?
This stage gives you chance to evaluate the approaches that worked and which ones didn’t. These are the example of helpful questions:
- What was the thing that was good about the situation?
- What was the negative side of the activity?
- What you did contribute during the situation?
- What didn’t go well during the situation?
- What was good happened during the incident?
In this phase you need to evaluate the situation, to do this you need to rethink the situation with the help of the data you collected. This will gives you the exact sense of the accident. These are the question helps you to draw the conclusion:
- What will you do if you face this situation again?
- What sort of skill do you need to improve to handle such a situation again more effectively?
- What about the experiences that you have during the situation?
Now it is time to do possible action so that you can deal with such a situation more preciously in the future. You have totally analyzed the situation and make sure to improve yourself for next time. Here are some questions:
- How you handle the same situation if this will occurs?
- What help or resources will you need to handle the situation?
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