Negatives And Negatives Of The Gibbs Model

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Register to read the introduction… For some people the headings may come over too vague and don’t evoke enough affective learning since theoretically the model allows one word answers without exploring more subjective matters. It does allow the person to be scholarly to an extent but not to elaborate into higher levels of learning.
There may be a slight contradiction between conclusion and action plan. Both ask “what you could have done differently” with the action plan having the added “would you act differently next time”? I would suggest that both could be part of the same question and in doing this would further simply the cycle.
It does not include shared experience. As a teacher sharing good practice is vital to both student and teacher to progress and develop. Sharing good practice has allowed us to address good and bad methods of teaching and therefore allowed unrestricted access to better ourselves both objectively and subjectively.
The model does seem to show characteristics of a more isolated method of reflecting and so doesn’t get the benefit of an extra opinion/ solution to an incident. This individual reflecting may cause an echo chamber to a
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It instantly provoked thoughts of easy, simple, quick and in the teaching world these words along with paper work pair well together! It’s when you divulge further into the three words that you get a better idea of the approach Rolfe uses. By using these 3 simple questions the individual can further scrutinize the analysis with a sense of efficiency by ticking off the extended questions. I felt this system was easily adapted since in theory all extended questions like “what was the situation? What was I trying to achieve? “Can be answered with one word or …show more content…
… Were the consequences for the student? Myself? Others? Detention
… Feelings did it evoke in the student? Myself? Others? Anger/fear/regret
… was good/bad about the experience? Conflict/didn’t escalate By looking at this quick example the simplicity is evident but the questioning is still relevant. Some people prefer the listed method because you can prioritise by moving the most important tasks to the top. This shows that Rolfe’s model can stimulate reflection from novice to advances levels allowing the participant to be scholarly or very basic in principal
I also believe Rolfe’s method can be further simplified by answering the 3 questions in a more written form allowing the individual to utilize the method more freely and reflect without over answering certain extended questions.

Negatives of the Rolfe model

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