Using a Self-assessment Wheel to Facilitate Reflection


  • Jane Harvey-Lloyd University Campus Suffolk


reflective practice, continuing professional development (CPD), wheel of life, practice educator


As a life coach I have modified a commonly utilised tool – the Wheel of Life (Whitworth, L., Kimsey-House, H. and Davies, S. Co-active Coaching. Palo Alto, Ca: Davies-Black, 1998) and developed a self-assessment wheel. The purpose of this paper is to share my experience of developing and using the self-assessment wheel to facilitate reflection amongst practice educators.
Reflective practice is an important skill to master and often the challenge for many practitioners is where to start and how to develop the necessary skills in order to reflect in a meaningful way.
By discussing the link between self-assessment and reflection it is proposed that the self-assessment wheel it can help practitioners to overcome their reticence to begin the reflective process. Links are made throughout the paper with other reflective models and the flexibility of the tool is discussed alongside potential uses for the future.

Author Biography

Jane Harvey-Lloyd, University Campus Suffolk

Jane Harvey-Lloyd, Senior Lecturer and Course Leader, Division of Health, School of Science, Technology
and Health, University Campus Suffolk, Waterfront Building, Neptune Quay, Ipswich IP4 1QJ, UK
Email:, Phone: +44 (0)1473 338548


Originally published by the Higher Education Academy

PBLH, Vol 1, Issue 2 (October 2013)





How to Cite

Harvey-Lloyd, J. (2016). Using a Self-assessment Wheel to Facilitate Reflection. International Journal of Practice-Based Learning in Health and Social Care, 1(2), 80–84. Retrieved from