Elements of reflective practice

Part 2

Here are some approaches to adopting a reflective practice

  1. Check the assumptions that inform your actions and  judgments
  2. Seek to open yourself to new and unfamiliar perspectives
  3. Attempt interpersonal understanding and perspective  taking—trying to understand how another person reasons, understands content, or views knowledge
  4. Make your intuitions and “gut” feelings the focus of study
  5. Study the effects of your actions with a view to changing them
  6. Look for blind spots and omissions in your thinking
  7. Identify what is justified and well grounded in your thinking
  8. Accept and experiment with multiple learning modalities
  9. Value emotional dimensions of your learning as much as the purely cognitive
  10. Try to upend your habitual ways of understanding something
  11. Connect your thinking conducted in one domain to thinking in another
  12. Become more aware of your habitual epistemic cognition— the typical ways you judge something to be true
  13. Apply reflective protocols in contextually appropriate ways
  14. Alternate cognitive analysis with an acceptance of an unregulated, unmediated flow of emotions, impulses, intuitions,  and images