Gibbs theory (1998)


Gibbs reflective diary

The Gibs theory is a reflective cycle (Gibbs 1998). It is a guide to learning and teaching methods. A model for reflection. It includes six stages.

Stages of the Gibbs Model theory:


What happened?


What were you thinking and feeling


What was good and bad about the experience?


What sense can you make of the situation?


What else could you have done?

6)Action plan

If it arose again what would you do?

What this theory offers in relation to personal reflection?

It is a way to reflect on your actions during certain situations. A cycle of how you should approach situations and to know the breakdown of how you should react. It is useful because you are able to analyse a situation better and make wiser decisions. Also it prepares you for any further obstructions.