Click on an issue to see the solution:

You’re frustrated by discovery of an issue that needs resolution but is unlikely to change (e.g. institutional level issues).

Focus on what you can change. If you cannot change it, refer it to someone who can.

Your workplace does not have a reflective culture.

Take personal responsibility to reflect. Seek out like-minded colleagues in order to encourage a culture shift.

Isn’t critical reflection only for reviewing negative events?

No, in this context, “critical” is not just criticism. Critical Reflection means exploring events in depth, both negative and positive.

Meaningful critical reflection requires too much dedicated time.

Record your thoughts quickly and return to them later. Experience shows that if you believe in something and find it useful you plan the time.

You feel you have insufficient knowledge, skills or confidence to critically reflect.

Seek support and training. Use this RLO to guide practice and for further reading.

Despite following a framework, you don’t feel you have effectively reflected.

A framework is like a recipe – as you gain confidence you can adapt it to meet your own requirements and those of the situation.