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Reflective practice

This introductory course is built on the principle of reflective practice.

Reflective practice is key to learning from your experiences and helping you to develop both personally and professionally.

A great way to get the most from your learning is to consistently capture your reflections through a learning log. This will allow you to regularly look back on what you’ve learned and articulate your thoughts and feelings from your experience.

A learning log is informal and can be kept private. However, in the spirit of social learning, you’re encouraged to share as much of your work with your fellow learners as feels comfortable.

It’s up to you how you record your reflections, but you might want to consider:

If you’re a registered Coventry University student, you also have access to Microsoft OneNote as part of Office 365. You can find out more about this in your induction.


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Your task

Read through the reflective practice guide produced by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and, in the comments area, share your responses to the following questions:

  • How well do you think you reflect now?
  • Which of the methods/tools of reflective practice outlined in the guide might you try and why?

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International Career Development: Pursuing A Career Abroad

Coventry University