Reflective Essay Examples

British Airways

I – SWOT Analysis Strengths The strength of the airline includes the excellent new fleet of aircrafts purchased to compliment comfortable traveling of passengers. This move was made to counter the wretched state of travel and complains received by the previous fleet used by British Airways. An amazing magnitude of operations allows British Airways an […]

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Local and national provision of sport athletics

In December 2006, UK:Athletics released its annual report outlining targets for 2007, among of which was to treble the participation in grassroots Athletics by 2012. However, is this a realistic objective? Traditionally, Athletics has had a large following, though the rise in popularity of sports such as Football, Rugby, Tennis etc, has resulted in a […]

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TS Elliot’s The Wast Land: metaphors and metonymy

Metonymy doesn’t substitute like metaphor something like the thing that is meant for the thing itself, but substitutes some attribute or cause or effect of the thing for the thing itself. As an elaborate and repetitive device, it fulfils two functions in modernist poems. It depicts a fragmentation of perception – which it in part […]

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What does it really mean to be a “male” or a “female”

Are gender identity and sexual preferences genetically determined? Can they be reduced to one’s sex? Or are they amalgams of biological, social, and psychological factors in constant interaction? Are they immutable lifelong features or dynamically evolving frames of self-reference? These are questions posed by social scientists regarding the differences between male and female. In this […]

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Greek society in the archaic period

The Archaic age of Greece, occurred approximately between the years 800 and 500 BC, saw many changes and developments in Greek society. Rising from the relatively low period of history that was known as the Dark Age, the country of Greece enjoyed significant progress in all areas; economy, culture and in particularly in social and […]

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The Third Man – Morality

The Third Man raises some serious moral issues but at it’s heart lies the central conflict, is it better to remain steadfast and loyal as a personal value or is ones, “duty to humanity” and overriding consideration?” Throughout the “The Third Man” we find ourselves questioning whether it is morally righteous to take precedence the […]

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Clinical Skills Analysis

The following assignment will aim to reflect upon the development of clinical skills throughout a three year interprofessional learning programme (IPLP). The skill focused upon in this assignment will be respiratory rate it will be analysed using an incident from practice where the assessment and management of a patient who is acutely unwell took place. […]

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Evidence Based Practice

Evidence based practice (EBP) is the knowledge base supporting an intervention. EBP consists of various pieces of research, studies and trials conducted to test the efficacy of an intervention. (Dawes et al 1999). An important role within nursing is the ability to access information in order to compile an evidence base to support practice or, […]

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Inter-professional Education Reflective Essay

This reflective essay on an inter-professional education course argues that, in this particular scenario, problem based learning in a multi-disciplinary student team provided lessons to take into the real clinical environment. The essay examines team work through following a chronological order of events. It then progresses to reflectively examine my individual role within the team […]

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The Five Factor Theory from a Social Cognitive perspective

Despite many criticisms (Block,1995) the Five Factor Theory (FFT) is still one of the most researched models of personality. The theory is characterized by the following important attributes of the five factors. Firstly, they are dimensions on which people vary continuously. These factors are stable from young adulthood to old age (Pervin & John, 1990). […]

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Has the Hong Kong civil service improved its service-culture

The Public Sector Reform in Hong Kong has launched since 1989. The objectives of economy, efficiency and effectiveness guided the reforms that aimed at improving the productivity of the public organizations. In order to further develop a performance and service-oriented culture, the Government announced its commitment to a major reform program in 1995 named “Serving […]

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Is Perception Based on Unconscious Inferences

Perception and awareness of our surroundings are things we continually take for granted and without these abilities it would be impossible to navigate our way safely round our environment. Roth (1986) described perception as, “The means by which information acquired `via the sense organs is transformed into experiences of objects, events etc” This raises the […]

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Curriculum Design Example #2

This paper explores the dynamics and dimensions of the perceivably feasible efforts aimed at remodeling the English Curriculum Design. The paper takes a significant thrust at outlining the thrusts aimed at renewing foreign language learning models while also taking into cognisance the elements of the language curriculum. The proliferation of knowledge contributions around the bodies […]

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Gibb’s Model of Communication – An Interaction

This is a reflective essay based on an experience during a clinical placement at a local hospital. The purpose of this essay is to examine the use of communication and interpersonal skills in clinical practice. I have decided on a particular event where a considerable length of time was spent communicating verbally and non verbally […]

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My Learning

The aim throughout this assignment is to critically analyse, explore and evaluate an element of study that I have used throughout my learning and reflect on how this can significantly contribute towards any future studies. As learning is a continuous process and we can never really say that our learning is complete, it is important […]

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Supporting Learning and Assessment

Clinical placements for nursing students, is often regarded as the most useful aspect of the nursing course with experienced and supportive nurses to help them develop their practical nursing skills promoting professional awareness and growth (Cope et al 2000). This assignment will explore the role of the mentor and effect of the role models have […]

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Gladiator, Blade runner and Alien

A narrative structure is the way a story has been organised, so it is the means of telling the story. There are many different types of narrative structures i. e. novels have chapters, films have sequences and plays have acts and also scenes. These all have a beginning, middle and an end, be it a […]

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Investigate whether the images of black women in film

My brief was to investigate whether the images of black women in film have changed in the last 75 years. This topic is both relevant and controversial due to the latest winnings at the 2002 Academy Awards, in which Halle Berry became the first success actress to win the “Best Actress” category. First let’s look […]

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Learning Outcome

In order to full fill the requirements for learning outcome (LOC) 6 I will compare my first placement with my experiences from following placements. This will allow me to reflect on my progression as a paediatric nurse. Schon (1991) identified 2 sub categories of reflection, reflection on action and reflection in action and I have […]

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How does the life of Sidney Poitier illuminate

In a current age when it is normal to see the big screen lit up by stars such as Denzel Washington, Halle Berry and Will Smith it is easy to forget the impact Sidney Poitier had in establishing African American cinema. Sidney Poitier became the first African American actor to win the Oscar for Best […]

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E-Learning verses Traditional Learning

Learning methods in an unbiased approach and evaluate findings in terms of impact upon practice. My report will highlight both strengths and weakness in both methods. I also want to demonstrate within this essay what I have learnt during my two years on this course both in the classroom and in my teaching practice. E […]

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Inclusive practice in the classroom

Inclusive practice in the classroom involves many different aspects which all teaching practitioners need to be aware of, plan for, deliver and be able to reflect and evaluate upon in order to improve themselves and for the benefit of their pupils and school environment. Inclusive practice is vital as it ensures equality: all pupils are […]

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