Critical Reflection in Practice

Learn and apply techniques for the practice of critical reflection to your personal and professional life.

10 Hours

About this short course

Critical reflection can be used to examine many parts of your life. It is a tool that enables you to look at significant moments, examine the how’s and why’s of the situation, and depending on the outcome, determine either how to avoid it or repeat it in the future. Learning how to apply critical reflection to your everyday life can not only help you to grow personally but also professionally.

In this course you will uncover the art of critical reflection by learning a simple four-step process. You will discover how to learn from your experiences, hone-in strengths or weaknesses, re-evaluate your decisions, recognise and eliminate bad habits, and generate new ideas and ways of working for the future. You will also improve your interpersonal skills by learning how to become more self-aware and empathetic of other people’s perspectives

By the time you complete the course, you will not only have insights into why something you have experienced happened the way it did, but you will also have a new transferable skill that you can utilise in all aspects of your life and workplace.

How to get credit for this course:

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a digital Certificate of Completion as well as a credential point to support your further study. This course is one of several courses in our Professional Skills suite. View our full list of courses available within this suite and learn how to accrue your credential points.

Who should do this course?

This course is designed for people who wish to enhance their critical reflection skills and learn practical ways to apply this methodology to their workplace. By learning these tools, techniques and how to apply them, you too can adopt the practice of critical reflection to find meaning and inform future decision making to affect the impact you want to see.

Course Structure

This self-directed course provides 10 hours of quality learning. You will have up to six months to access the materials and complete the course once you register.

By completing this course you will:

Describe what critical reflection is and why it is important.

Apply strategies to develop the practice of critical reflection.

Reflect on learning experiences to inform future practice

Dr Cherie Hawkins

Dr Cherie Hawkins' main area of expertise is in career development and life aspirations, and she is passionate about programs, projects and activities that enable individuals to build their skills and knowledge through experiential learning.

This course has been developed by a team of highly experienced educators, industry experts and skilled professional practitioners including Dr Cherie Hawkins, Dr Ana Lobo, Jennifer Kemp-Smith, Dr Amanda Harper, Associate Professor Andrea Carr, and Netty Gibson. It has been informed by community and industry consultation and draws on contemporary principles and practices.

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