Session 2:
Encouraging and stimulating review and reflection (2.2)

Objectives

This session introduce into the possibilities of encouraging reflection and the opportunities of individual and peer reflection.

 

Outcomes

After this session the participant:

  • Will be able to understand guidance on different levels of reflection: self-reflection, reflection on action (analysis and evaluation of occurred events, decisions made etc) and reflection in action (the reflection is tied to the context in which an event occurred);
  • Will be able to explain, develop and apply strategies to stimulate learners to reflect on their own learning process/progress.
  • Will get knowledge about using technology in supporting reflection

Stimulating reflection


Activity

The tutor should discuss the Means of encouraging reflection. His/her presentation have to follow the plan given below:

  • introduction:
  • Encoraging reflection by real-life situations;
  • Type of questions provoking reflection - no clear-cut answers
  • Role of integrating new learning into previous learning
  • Conclusion of means for encouraging reflection

For more information on the different concepts use the link to the respective concept.

 

Activity

Discussion: How to support learners in review and reflection?

  • Step 1: The tutor should introduce the useful strategies to support student review and reflection ;
  • Step 2: Deliberate in small groups (3-4 persons) on different strategies, distributed by the moderator/course tutor;
  • Prepare SWOT analysis for each strategy
  • Each group presents in plenary its results
  • Final discussions

 

Activity

Introduction on the part of the tutor on the main technologies, which can encourage and facilitate the process of reflection. In his/her presentation the tutor should include the following points:

 

Peer vs. individual reflection


Activity

Confrontation activity: Collective or individual reflection?

  1. The tutor should make a presentation on the concept of individual reflection practices
  2. Work in groups:

Participants are split into two teams; first stands for prevailing importance of collective reflection, second supports the individual reflection practices; the moderator should encourage discussion and challenge participants; at the end the participants should summarize the results and findings.

 


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