Whilst most people engage in reflection on a daily basis, much of this occurs in quiet moments by ourselves. Most students are not used to reflecting on their learning in a structured manner. They need some help to develop skills in reflective thinking and writing. Whilst this skill may be new to them at first, they will become more familiar with it as they progress through Junior & Senior Cycle.
Through reflection ‘in’ and ‘on’ learning students can:
become more aware of the knowledge and skills that they have developed
identify strengths and areas for development
develop and action plan for future learning
gain greater understanding of themselves and how they learn
take more responsibility for their learning
Examples of how students can reflect on their learning: