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Reflection underpins all your learning at university, and it will be a vital part of your later professional practice. What is reflection? In an everyday sense, reflection is a ‘looking back’ on experiences; in a university and professional context, it is a looking back on experiences so as to learn from them. Therefore reflection is a means of constructing knowledge about one’s self and about the world. Critical reflection Critical reflection is the process of analysing, reconsidering and questioning experiences within a broad context of issues (e.g., issues related to social justice, curriculum development, learning theories, politics, culture, or use of technology). We can break down the process of critical reflection into a number of dimensions which address the different activities and levels of reflection. These are outlined below. The first three are part of the ordinary process of reflection; the fourth is that of critical reflection. All four dimensions are expected in Reflection Papers. Comprehensive observations aiming for accuracy and breadth; these Dimension 1 observations are made through specific frameworks (e.g., past experiences as a school student, BEd studies, or work on Prac.). Dimension 2 Comprehensive descriptions of what has been observed. Dimension 3 Making meaning of what has been described. Adding depth and breadth to the meanings by asking questions about, Dimension 4 and relating meanings to, a spectrum of personal and professional issues.