Reflection Strategies


What is reflection?


Effective reflection will:

  • Clearly link the service experience to the course content and learning objectives
  • Be structured in terms of description, expectations and the criteria for assessing the activity
  • Occur regularly during the semester so that students can practice reflection and develop the capacity to engage in deeper and broader reflection
  • Provide instructor feedback on at least some of the reflection activities so that students learn how to improve their critical analysis and develop from reflective practice
  • Include the opportunity for students to explore, clarify and alter their values


Contact CCELL staff for help with designing effective reflection activities, or see the following:



Also, see Evaluation Strategies for information on how to assess student reflection.