Critical reflection is an essential part of continuous learning and development. The tool below can be used on your own, in supervision or in a group to: Reflect on experiences of working with carers; Identify learning about good practice By Alice Blackwell on November 19, 2019 in Inform Children. Reflection. It allows you to turn experiences into learning that you can then use to improve your practice. Emotional intelligence is about being aware of one’s own feelings and the need to not only manage but also to reflect upon them so as to see how they might … Photo: Nullplus/Fotolia. This article provides practical advice on how to develop critical reflection in your practice. Paper type: Reflection: Pages: 7 (1515 words) Downloads: 54: Views: 938: Social work is a profession that requires commitment to improving the lives of others as well as the community around you. Reflections on Social Work. During both my Social work studies and my placements as well as further independent readings, I developed a greater understanding of the term ‘emotional intelligence’ as developed by Salovey and Mayer (1990). This level of reflection shows that the experience has created a change in the person – his/her views of self, relationships, community of practice, society and so on. Critical reflection is often cited as a fundamental part of good social work – but what does it actually mean and what might it look like in practice? To do so, the writer needs to be aware of the relevance of multiple perspectives from contexts beyond the chosen incident – and how the learning from the chosen incident will impact on other situations. As a social worker, the NASW Code of Ethics which states the mission you have as a social a social work professional. Social Work 2012a) “Critical reflection and critically reflective practice are central to social work – indeed ‘Critical Reflection and Analysis’ is one of the nine domains of the PCF, with capability statements built into all levels.” (College of Social Work 2012b:1) CAL (‘critical action learning’) is a …