Reflection is more than your face in the mirror. Self-reflection has a vital role to play in learning, both for adults and young learners.
See why self-reflection is a big deal in education, and how you can actionably bring it to learners of all ages.
Self-reflection is critical for metacognition and improving the way that we learn. After all, how can you be better if you don’t question your thought process? When learners passively receive information through lectures, and don’t have time to reflect on their learning or the lessons, they’re much less likely to use this information.
Our brains need resting periods. These resting periods help our us synthesize information and draw conclusions we otherwise would never have found. Even if learners are thinking about something unrelated to the task at hand, they’re able to connect the dots.
When we prioritize self-reflection, we can actually think about the work we’ve done. This is a great way to grow and improve through self-teaching. The most effective learning happens when learners produce their own knowledge instead of passively absorbing facts.
Self-reflection helps learners absorb more information more quickly.
But how can we integrate self-reflection into our classrooms? Use these handy tips to make self-reflection the norm.
Self-reflection is a critical aspect of Life Ready learning. When we give learners the time to draw connections between their own thoughts and those of others, we give them the ability to do real, authentic work. Try a few of these tips to make self-reflection a breeze.
How do you encourage self-reflection?
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