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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 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 English 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.

How does this fit in with Personal Development Planning?