What is reflection?

Reflection is a key tool for learning in Higher Education, both to increase your ability to learn independently and to improve your grades while studying. It also increases self-awareness, and supports successful progression in the workplace through professional practice and development opportunities.

Reflection is the ability to look back at experiences and to make sense of them in order to repeat what worked well and to learn from mistakes. Your study modules in Drama, Dance or Performance will frequently require elements of evaluation, review, reflection and self-assessment, but developing a habit of reflection in all situations will prove an invaluable life skill for work-based roles, and for managing your future.

Reflection helps you to:

Reflecting is the process of thinking about and sorting out ideas, feelings, attitudes, and behaviours, in order to gain new insights.

Reflective practice for the performance professional

If you are planning to work in the performing arts or creative industries, you may be working freelance, or even running your own business. The creative industries are dominated by part-time, self-employed and multi-activity working. These require high levels of self-evaluation, self-reliance, and self-management for survival, which reflective practice will help you develop. You will also need:

How does this fit in with Personal Development Planning?