Reflective Writing

Learners respond to written prompts that connect learning experiences within the course to other course topics or experiences of the students outside of the classroom. Reflective assignments are most effective when the questions encourage deep metacognitive analysis and are only graded based on effort rather than content.

Individual/Group Activity Individually
Class SizeSmall (<25), Medium (25-50), & Large (51-200)
Bloom’s Taxonomy LevelApply
Development InitialTransitional Knowing
Minimum Time to Facilitate31 – 45 Minutes
Minimum Time to Debrief< 15 Minutes

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Ramadhanti, D., Ghazali, A., Hasanah, M., Harsiati, T., & Yanda, D. (2020). The use of reflective journal as a tool for monitoring of metacognition growth in writing. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (IJET), 15(11), 162-187:

King, T. (2002, July). Development of student skills in reflective writing. In Spheres of Influence: Ventures and Visions in Educational Development. Proceedings of the 4th World Conference of the International Consortium for Educational Development. Perth: The University of Western Australia: