Online Course
Reflect and Learn
Reflecting on our experiences, in a structured and deliberate way, leads to learning and improved leadership performance

1-1.5 hours





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Jason Giesbrecht
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Senior healthcare leader and physiotherapist with more than 25 years of experience

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“We do not learn from experience…we learn from reflecting on experience” - John Dewey
To be effective in their role, formal and informal leaders need to assess the situation, choose the appropriate leadership approach, implement this approach, and then reflect on and learn from this experience. Without reflection, leaders may be at risk of making poor decisions, repeating mistakes, and struggling to lead in unfamiliar situations. This course, the last in a four-part series on leading in rehabilitation, explores the benefits of reflective practice for leaders.


This course aims to introduce reflective leadership, discussing three frameworks that leaders can use to guide reflection.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Activity
  3. Reading activity
  4. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 0.8 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • explain the concept of reflection
  • discuss reflection in action and reflection on action
  • describe the benefits of reflection
  • discuss Boud’s Triangular Representation, Gibbs’ Reflective Cycle and the Atkins and Murphy Model of Reflection
  • describe how to apply Gibbs’ Reflective Cycle to a practical leadership situation