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Critical self-reflection (Open Learning)

Critical Self-reflection : Objectives and Overview

These pages aim to introduce you to the principles of critical self-reflection at University.psychology, psyche, mask


By the time you have completed this tutorial you should be able to:

  • Be clear on what critical self-reflection is and why it is important
  • Be familiar with tools to enable critical self-reflection


Critical self reflection is like looking into a mirror and describing what you see, including the unpleasant bits. It is a way of assessing yourself, your ways of working and how you study.

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Time allowance

This tutorial should take 15 mins to complete.