The structure of reflective writing
Reflective writing can take a number of forms. Sometimes it is given as a stand-alone assessment task, for example, when you’re asked to reflect on your own learning in light of educational theory. Yet, reflective writing in Education is more commonly incorporated into other writing tasks, such as essays. This means that the way you structure your writing will be determined by the purpose of the task, and the expectations of your lecturer.
Gibbs’ Reflective Cycle is one model for developing and structuring a piece of reflective writing as outlined in the introductory video. However, regardless of which model or approach you use, several elements are generally present in reflective writing.