Reflective practice for Construction professionals

Duration: 1 day – 9am to 5pm

Location: Future Cast, W8 Centre, Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim.

Course details

This course allows participants to determine how their own learning styles and how this impacts their professional practice in the construction industry.  Participants will learn how to become reflective practitioners by using reflective frameworks to guide their learning and development and improve decision making and problem solving.


  • What is reflection?
  • Theoretical frameworks for reflection
  • Linking our thoughts, feelings and actions (behaviours)
  • Including others in the equation
  • Self-reflection practice

Programme Delivery

This training will be delivered in person in Future Cast, W8 Centre, Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim. This interactive workshop will involve peer learning, active learning sessions and theory.  Handouts will be available to all participants.  Online delivery option is available.

Learning outcomes

  1. Assess key professional issues as they impact on your professional life.
  2. Reflect and evaluate your own professional practice and development.
  3. Capacity to improve professional performance in the Construction Industry

Module Teaching and Learning Strategy

Participants enjoy the challenge of active learning through peer learning experiences. Fostering trust and collegiality where learners feel comfortable to bring real life experiences to the fore is key to successful learning.  The tutor takes responsibility for guiding and encouraging learners in a structured fashion to meet the learning outcomes.

Who should attend: Project Managers, Team Leaders, Technicians, Administrators, Decision Makers.

Indicative Reading List

Bolton, G., (2010) Reflective practice: writing and professional development, London: Sage.

Brookfield, S. (2017) Becoming a critically reflective teacher. London: Jossey Bass.

Cowan, J. & Society for Research into Higher Education, (2006) On becoming an innovative university teacher: reflection in action, Buckingham: Open University Press.

Moon, J.A., (2009) A handbook of reflective and experiential learning: theory and practice, London: Routledge Falmer.

O’Farrell, C., (2007) Teaching portfolio practice in Ireland: a handbook, Dublin: Trinity College Dublin.

Pears, R. & Shields, G. (2016) Cite them right: the essential referencing guide. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Schon, D.A., (2011) The reflective practitioner: how professionals think in action, Aldershot: Ashgate.

Wallace, M. & Wray, A., (2011) Critical reading and writing for postgraduates, London: Sage


Book your place today:  Daria Choromanska [email protected] –  [email protected] or Phone: 086 014 4853

Eligibility: CitA Skillnet Training Network is open to Private Companies and Sole Traders in the Construction Sector and registered in the Republic of Ireland.

For training dates and details please see our Course Schedule


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