Reflection Toolkit

Case studies of reflective practice in the University

A series of case studies from initiatives within the University showcasing how reflective practice is being used.

Below are a few case studies that will give you glimpses into the wide range of practice across the University – more are coming soon!  

If you have practice that you would like to share, please get in touch.

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Chemistry: reflective workshop after placements

Students on placements or a year abroad partake in a workshop reflecting on their experiences.

The Edinburgh Award

Edinburgh Award uses reflection to increase students’ development, confidence and impact.

Edinburgh Award in the Business School

The Business School have used the Edinburgh Award framework to support professional development in its MSc students.

GeoScience/Psychology Outreach and Engagement Course

Case study on the GeoScience and Psychology outreach course and its use of a reflective project diary.

Historian's Toolkit

Using discussion posts and a reflective report in 1st year course to develop students’ abilities as historians.

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program uses reflection to support its Scholars’ development.

The MasterCard Foundation Summer School in Transformative Leadership

Protected time for reflection is an important aspect of the development of the attendees of the MasterCard Summer School.

Postgraduate placement-based dissertations in School of Social and Political Science

Reflective diaries help keep track of personal and project development in placement-based dissertations.

Professional and Clinical Skills Courses in the Veterinary School

Reflection on skills development and on implementing feedback are essential aspects of the professional and clinical skills courses.

Professional Development in the Veterinary School

Reflection support repeat/resit students to successfully progress in their degrees.

SLICCs (Student-Led, Individually-Created Courses)

Student-Led, Individually-Created Courses provide a reflective learning and assessment framework for experiential learning using an e-portfolio.