Reflection is considered a key part of the experiential learning process where it is encouraged in both teachers and students alike to both identify and maximise the learning. The use of reflection can be informal but it is also regularly used a form of assessment.

Whether it is self- reflection or the facilitation of reflection in our students, reflective practice is now an integral part of our professional development.The purpose of this Digital Badge is to support and develop your reflective practice through the award of a micro accreditation in ‘Reflective Practice in Teaching’. Read more...

Each badge requires approximately 25 learner effort hours. This may include workshop-based and independent learning. There are a number of learner activities to be successfully completed and these are aligned to each of the badge criteria.

For more information on upcoming workshops to earn this badge, please visit upcoming PD digital badge workshops. Alternatively, contact your teaching & learning unit or the local National Forum associate in your institution for more information.

All digital badge programmes are based on open-access materials. If you are interested in issuing certified National Forum Professional Development Digital Badges, please click here to learn more or sign up.

Facilitators are required to check that earners have met the requirements of criteria required to earn a badge. The criteria has been laid out in the badge metadata document within each of the badge material packages and is also embedded within the digital badge.

Yes, you can download the packaged (.zip) badge materials developed for facilitators by clicking here. Each package contains all materials required to facilitate the programme.

All the materials have been developed (or adapted, subject to licence permissions) for use under a CC BY-NC 4.0 licence. Where available, eLearning packages (Tin Can/Experience API) are available for download for use on your institutional VLE/LMS.

Following a call to identify teams to develop a digital badge for a particular competence cluster in Irish higher education, the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education has developed this badge in partnership with:

Lead Developer/s

  • Siobhan Cullen
    Letterkenny IoT


  • Bronagh Heverin
    Letterkenny IoT


The learner should be able to:

  • Identify relevant theoretical frameworks underpinning reflective practice
  • Recognise key models and methods of reflection
  • Construct and share reflection in a variety of media, which can include oral, written, visual and other forms
  • Appraise reflective practices and their key attributes in the context of good practice