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Reflective writing: ERA

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“When you are new to reflective practice, a simple. straightforward model can be a useful way of helping you get started; the ERA model (Jasper, 2013) is one of these”

Bassot, The reflective journal

The ERA Cycle

The ERA stands for Experience, Reflection, Action. This simple framework was developed by Jasper (2013) and is based around building understanding from experience. The key component is that of action, as this feeds learning through reflection forward into future experiences. 

There are obvious parallels with the Kolb cycle.

Experience>Action>Reflection>Back to experience


ERA: The ERA approach asks is structured around  Experience, Reflection, and Action.