Understanding Reflection: Using the Reflective Learning Journal

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Emblem library.png Mini-Course Introduction

Bullet blue.png In this mini-course educators will learn the concepts of reflection, the Gibb's Cycle of reflection, and how to apply this information to facilitating students reflective thinking and learning.

Bullet blue.png Educators will be asked to complete an individual pre-test assessment/self-evaluation. From this pre-test, the course facilitator is able to identify the target learners' characteristics.

Bullet blue.png Educators will learn about useful reflective learning strategies to facilitate student reflective thinking, learning, and problem-solving.

Bullet blue.png Educators will learn about the reflective learning journal as a useful learning strategy in the classroom or in the online learning environment.

Bullet blue.png Educators will learn about the basics of the rubric for assessing the student's reflective learning journal and for student learning.


Learning Units

The learning units consist of 4 sections. The Pre-Assessment is a diagnostic assessment used to identify educators' background information. Unit 1, 2, and 3 consist of the course instructional content. During the 3 units, formative assessments are conducted to determine the educators understanding of the didactic instruction and group learning. The Post-assessment and Evaluation are used to assess what the educators' have learned and gained from this mini-course.

Live journal.pngPre-Assessment

Live journal.pngUnit 1: What is Reflection?

Live journal.pngUnit 2: What is Gibb's Cycle of Reflection?

Live journal.png Unit 3: What is a Reflective Learning Journal?

Live journal.pngPost-Assessment

Live journal.png References and Web Resources

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