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


Reflection Maps and e-Portfolios