This assignment is to appraise learners’ skills in writing reflectively on their learning experiences.
Reflection is associated with “looking back” and examining the past in order to learn from what happened and perhaps not repeat mistakes. However, it is also increasingly associated with reflecting “on-action” (Schon, 1983) and encourages an exploration of thoughts and feelings; looking for insights; and maximizing self-awareness (Lacan, 1977). Effective reflection will facilitate continuous professional learning and develops practitioners capable of demonstrating their progression towards required learning outcomes and standards.
Critically reflect on the continuing nursing education (CNE) session you attended and enter this experience in your reflective journal by responding to the following questions:
- “What was the most important thing you learned in the session?”
- “How do you determine what you learned in the session is relevant to your profession?”