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Reflective learning

  1. 1. REFLECTIVEREFLECTIVE LEARNINGLEARNING Portfolio Lesson #2Portfolio Lesson #2
  2. 2. Reflective LearningReflective Learning  Process of internally examiningProcess of internally examining and exploring ideas or issuesand exploring ideas or issues which are triggered by anwhich are triggered by an experience.experience.  Creates and clarifies meaningCreates and clarifies meaning and leads to a change ofand leads to a change of perspective.perspective.  Central to experiential learning.Central to experiential learning.
  3. 3. School Provides ExperienceSchool Provides Experience  Every activity, no matter howEvery activity, no matter how small, is a potential learningsmall, is a potential learning experience.experience.  Some are more powerful andSome are more powerful and profound than others.profound than others.  Reflection helps withReflection helps with achievement and improves self-achievement and improves self- concept.concept.  When we reflect, we don’t justWhen we reflect, we don’t just see more…we see differently.see more…we see differently.
  4. 4. Models of ReflectionModels of Reflection  Learning through reflection isLearning through reflection is more powerful if there is amore powerful if there is a structured process to guide thestructured process to guide the learners.learners.  Multiple Models in research…Multiple Models in research…  Carman Collegiate will focus onCarman Collegiate will focus on Gibbs Reflective Cycle withGibbs Reflective Cycle with some minor adaptations.some minor adaptations.
  5. 5. Gibbs Reflective CycleGibbs Reflective Cycle Description: “What happened? Feelings: “What were you thinking and feeling?” Evaluation: “What was good and bad about the experience?” Analysis: “Can you make sense of the experience?” Conclusion: “What else could you have done?” Action Plan: “What would you do next time?”
  6. 6. Reflection Sheet TasksReflection Sheet Tasks  Reason for choosing the artifact.Reason for choosing the artifact.  Explanation of what you wereExplanation of what you were trying to accomplish with thetrying to accomplish with the task.task.  Explanation of the processExplanation of the process involved in the task.involved in the task.  Was the task successful?Was the task successful?  What would you do differentlyWhat would you do differently next time? What worked?next time? What worked?
  7. 7. Today’s Practice ActivityToday’s Practice Activity  Choose one of the followingChoose one of the following experiences from your own life:experiences from your own life:  Most Successful MomentMost Successful Moment  Most Embarrassing MomentMost Embarrassing Moment  Most Exciting MomentMost Exciting Moment  Most Disappointing MomentMost Disappointing Moment  Once you have picked yourOnce you have picked your experienceexperience (make sure you’re(make sure you’re willing to share it)willing to share it) answer theanswer the questions on the reflectionquestions on the reflection sheet.sheet.
  8. 8. Personal ReflectionsPersonal Reflections  Get into groups with people whoGet into groups with people who chose the same category as youchose the same category as you did. (successful, embarrassing,did. (successful, embarrassing, exciting, disappointing)exciting, disappointing) max. 4max. 4  Share the answers to yourShare the answers to your questions with the group andquestions with the group and take time to discuss eachtake time to discuss each briefly.briefly.  Choose one person’s reflectionChoose one person’s reflection to share with the larger group.to share with the larger group.
  9. 9. Reflecting on ReflectionsReflecting on Reflections  IN YOUR GROUP DISCUSS THESEIN YOUR GROUP DISCUSS THESE QUESTIONS…QUESTIONS…  Why do we hold onto certainWhy do we hold onto certain experiences for so long?experiences for so long?  Why do we “replay” events inWhy do we “replay” events in our head and consider theour head and consider the alternatives to the actions wealternatives to the actions we have already taken?have already taken?  Does this change us? If so, forDoes this change us? If so, for better or for worse?better or for worse?
  10. 10. Reflecting on ReflectionsReflecting on Reflections  IN YOUR GROUP DISCUSS THESEIN YOUR GROUP DISCUSS THESE QUESTIONS…QUESTIONS…  Why do we hold onto certainWhy do we hold onto certain experiences for so long?experiences for so long?  Why do we “replay” events inWhy do we “replay” events in our head and consider theour head and consider the alternatives to the actions wealternatives to the actions we have already taken?have already taken?  Does this change us? If so, forDoes this change us? If so, for better or for worse?better or for worse?

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