Reflective practice illuminates and illustrates our own experiences and requires us to explore them in a deeper manner than simply thinking about what happened. It can be reflection-in-action – a hawk like examination of practice while engaging in it, or reflection-on-action – a respectful consideration of events afterwards. It is based in careful examination of a particular experience from a perspective of ‘other’ so we are able to become a witness to our own practice. How we become an ‘other’ to view our own experiences is a paradox.

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