Reflection Types

Critical Reflection assignments run the gamut from informal conversations to formal, highly directed papers.  While each assignment can be adapted to most any learning experience, the characteristics of a particular situation may favor one of the following six reflection types.  For each reflection type, I describe the most conducive learning environment, provide a sample reflection assignment, and suggest an assessment rubric for that assignment.  The six most common Reflection Types are:

Group Dialogue

Directed Writing

Journaling

Reflection Maps and e-Portfolios

Presentations

Activities