Leadership & Management
Comparing Reflective Models
Select an event that you have experienced in the last month in your work setting that you like to reflect on. Use both Gibbs and Johns Models of Reflection on the event. Answer the following questions.
1, Which model do you prefer?
Gibbs Model of Reflection 1998
2, Explain why?
One of my roles in the care profession is as an independent inspector of children’s services, while undertaking this role within a very large Independent Residential School I came across care practice that concerned me. I am using this as my example of Reflection using my preferred method of Reflection Theory (Gibbs 98). The two methods of reflection theory were Gibbs Reflective Cycle which is named after Professor Graham Gibbs, University of Oxford. Gibbs first outlined the Reflective Cycle in 1988 in Learning by Doing: A guide to teaching and learning methods and Professor Chris John’s whose model arose from his work in the Burford Nursing Development Unit in the early 1990’s. He envisaged this model as being used within a process of guided reflection.
Reflection Scenario (all names and locations have been annoymised.
The role I fulfil during my inspection is commonly known as that of a Regulation 32 inspection. I am employed by an independent organisation to carry out these monthly inspections in a consultancy role. My findings are recorded and copies are forwarded to the organisations Responsible Individual, the home/schools Registered Manager and copies are also forwarded to Ofsted or CSSIW which are inspectorates in England and Wales.
The school in question Beacon View School is an Independent School for young people with Emotional Behaviour Difficulties aged from 10 to 16 and has a capacity for 19 young people. Within the grounds there is a large listed building that has been converted internally into residential units and each house 5 young people. There is also a purpose built...