Also, although we can never know what might have occurred if we had taken an alternate course of action, we rarely give ourselves space to reflect on alternatives or possibilities...
- Firstly, think of a recent experience and pin down a moment at which you were forced to make a decision.
- List all of your choices at that moment in time?
- What did you decide/to do? Why?
- If your decision resulted in some form of action, reflect on what might of occurred if you decided not to act.
- Finally, consider an alternate course of action/decision (even if it's against your better judgement). Describe and reflect on 3 possible outcomes.
*This is a first draft of a systematic reflective approach to applying Tripp's theories - any feedback warmly welcomed.
Tripp, D. (2011) Critical Incidents in Teaching: Developing Professional Judgement. London: New York: Routledge Falmer.