Essay about A Reflection On The 's Learning Cycle

999 Words Dec 11th, 2016 4 Pages
This reflection is on an EBL (Enquiry-based learning) experience of working in a team which was sometimes dysfunctional.
I have chosen Kolb’s learning cycle for this reflection as I believe it to be the most suitable model for the nature of the reflection as it includes a chance to plan for the future.

((Kolb’s Learning Cycle) n.d.)

I also draw on Tuckman’s group theory, which describes five development stages within a team process: forming, storming, norming, performing and adjourning. ((Team Development Stages) n.d.) According to Tuckman, a group has not functioned effectively until all four stages are complete. (Bonebright, 2010)
I use Belbin’s team roles – nine behaviours which individuals display whilst working in a team: resource investigator, team worker, co-ordinator, plant, monitor evaluator, specialist, shaper, implementer and, completer finisher (Belbin Associates, 2015) – to recognise my personal role. Concrete Experience (doing/having an experience)

The first stage of Tuckman’s group theory is forming: although guidance and assistance are observed, there are small disagreements and an unclear purpose within the group. ((Team Development Stages) n.d.) Initially, the group planned the ‘Situations in need of information’, allocating everyone a topic for individual research; mine was the effects of cataracts. According to Belbin’s team roles, a co-ordinator focuses on the team objectives, allocating tasks to everyone appropriately (Belbin…

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