Student personal and professional development is an area of increasing importance in professional education programs. The practitioner of the future needs to be able to reflect and self-assess his/her learning in order to take intentional steps toward developing or continuing competency. The purpose of this article is to describe the evolution of one program’s process of incorporating self-reflection and feedback as an integral part of the curriculum. Examples of the guiding questions are included. The value of a self-reflective student evaluation process in the development of reflective practice and its implementation within a professional healthcare curriculum and future practice environments are discussed.
Zimmerman SS, Byram Hanson DJ, Stube JE, Jedlicka JS, Fox L. Using the Power of Student Reflection to Enhance Professional Development. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. 2007 Apr 01;5(2), Article 7.