Dive Deeper: Deep Reflection 101
Learn how and when to reflect to help you learn from your experiences at school, on an assignment, working with others or from a challenging experience.
Why should I do this?
- Deep reflection is an important part of the learning process.
- Your academic performance will improve.
- Deep reflection is like going to the gym for your brain, he more you go it the easier it is and the stronger your brain gets.
When should I do this?
1. After an exam or midterm.
2. When I get an assignment back.
3. After working in a group.
4. When I experience a challenge.
(In a cycle)
1. Describe: questions to ask yourself
- What happened?
- Who was there? What did they do? What did I do?
- When did it happen?
2. Explore: questions to ask yourself
- Why did this happen?
- Did I make assumptions?
- What errors did I make?
- What did I do well?
- Has this happened before?
3. Solve: questions to ask yourself
- What can I do differently next time?
- How can I improve?
- Do I need outside help? If so, where do I get it?
- What steps can I implement?
4. Apply: Steps for improvements
- implement steps for improvement
- use outside help if needed
Expert tip: deep reflection is an ongoing process; you may need to go back through the stages in a different order to achieve results that work for you.
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