Center for Teaching and Learning
Teaching Students to Reflect on Learning
There is a good deal of evidence that students learn best when they are able to articulate what they have learned, how they learned it, and how new information connects to their prior knowledge. This process of thinking about learning is called reflection, and it is a crucial skill for every college student to possess. Many educators give students “reflection” assignments, asking them to reflect on experiences they have had or courses they have taken. Unfortunately, the process of reflection does not come naturally to all students and many can benefit from deliberate instruction on how to reflect critically and well. Join us in this discussion about teaching reflection—and as an added benefit you’ll leave the session with an online tutorial on reflection that you can use with your students.
Facilitators: Karen Meyers