Borton's Development Framework

Borton's Development Framework

Borton's development framework is a fairly straightforward and easy to implement reflective framework. This enables you to reflect without having the structure in front of you, therefore a favoured one of many health care professionals and advocated by professional bodies. 

The framework was developed in the 1970's and essentially involves 3 questions only, which is what makes it appealing. [1]

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What?

This questions prompts the reflector to describe what has happened by 

  • What were the roles of the people involved?
  • What was my role?
  • What were the problems
  • What happened 
  • What did I do?

So What?

This is the analysis of the reflection. 

  • What was the outcome?
  • What did you learn?
  • What was important?

What Now?

This is one of the most important sections of a reflection. This section focuses on what will you do next /  what does your learning experience mean for future practice?

  • What do you need to do now?
  • What were the consequences?
  • How do you resolve the situation / improve the outcome?
  • How will what have you learnt from this experience change your future practice?                                         [2]

References

  1. White S,Fook J, Gardner F. Critical Reflection in Health and Social Care. Maidenhead: Open University Press, 2006
  2. Queen Mary University of London. Guidance on Reflective Writing. http://qmplus.qmul.ac.uk/mod/book/view.php?id=257889 [accessed 15 June 2016]