An understanding of the word “reflection” varies within different spheres of discipline and field of study. A general definition of the term is said to be found in the process of learning as well as in the knowledge of that learning Moon 2000;1999. By reflecting possible knowledge can be reached and new learning can be derived. Although reflection is an important part of an individual life, contemporary managers, and ethical practice, there are still argument lingering on against the practice of reflection Bolton (2014). A question on why do we reflect? Can be asked. In answering that question, we would now understand the importance of reflection especially for contemporary managers and provide some fundamental arguments on reflection.
Reflection plays an important part in an individual life and in the managerial practice. One can best learn by reflection, by reflecting on an experience or learning. According to John Dewey 1933 as cited in Moon (2000; 1999), “it is said that by reflection on experience, learning is supposed to occur” and nowadays this saying is of notable/useable effect. In contrast however, for some individual reflection is very difficult especially in a behavioural change and for others reflection needs to be cultivated and instructed Moon (2000; 1999).
In another argument, some consider reflection as a trial point in an organisation where a manager or specialist is told what to do while for others reflection is a demotivated factor as it tends to way people down and negative thoughts could be developed Bolton (2014). Above all these arguments, reflection stills supersede the limitations as the desire to do reflective practice is of more prominence. Fook & Gardner (2007).
Experimental Learning takes place as reflection occurs. Kolb 1984 as cited in Moon (2000; 1999) says reflection is a unique role in experimental learning as Kolb cycle shows the whole process which guides a learner towards possible ways of reflections. However, its...