Now I am working in a non-government organization serving the mentally disabled. If the displayed behavior was perceived favorable to me, my motivation was particularly high. E-mail Discussion Groups - Through e-mail, students can create a dialogue with the instructor and peers involved in service projects. This will only take us into stage 1 of the cycle. Structured Class Discussions - Structured reflection sessions can be facilitated during regular class time if all students are involved in service. Now, here's a challenge: Why don't you now sit back and reflect on what you have just read in this lesson? Reflection involves linking a current experience to previous learnings a process called scaffolding. Adults are responsive to external motivators and respond better to internal motivators.
At that stage my job duty and responsibility did not include management and I was not interested in it either. Example: Jigsaw collaborative information sharing A cohesive set of information is separated into 4 or 5 smaller parts. It is helpful for students to hear stories of success from one another. It has to be carried out skillfully at appropriate time. Therefore, it is likely that familiarising yourself with literature about this will enhance the learning of your students. A reflection question is what we call any question that makes a student look back over what or how they have learned.
From my point of view, different learning style is advantageous to different focus or context of learning. When going to formal professional trainings, I was assigned to attend some management workshops and lectures when I had only two or three years of experience. Examples could include poetry, visual art, paintings, drawings, sculptures music, rap is a rather popular choice for this exercise , individually created games or puzzles, any form of creative outlet that gives the student the chance to perform or explain in front of the class is what you are looking for. Moreover, the qualification enhanced my self-confidence directly. Having got such experience, now when I do training and development plan for my staffs, I usually discuss with them about their needs and preferences.
There are several prominent reflective learning theorists, but the theories of Dewey, Schon, and Kolb are the most often recognized and quoted. A variety of novels and films use the design element of reflection as the way to tell a story. Use them in conferences where reflection can be modeled , or put them on a sheet for students who choose writing to jump-start their reflections. The teacher would group us into four or five. Reflection questions are important for a number of different reasons. To learn from our experiences it is not sufficient just to have them.
When students do things such as work in groups, where they bounce ideas off of each other and discuss the material, they tend to retain more. Reflective learners also take breaks when reading to really think about and digest what they have read. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks 7 1 , 68-88. You might want to cull a variety of examples to share. However, reflective learning takes time and practice. However the description should not just be of what happened but should include a description of why those things happened.
In the end, reflecting also means applying what we've learned to contexts beyond the original situations in which we learned something. Conclusions This article reviews my learning experience in nursing. Also, by reading multiple novels by the same author I have learned to identify different writing styles and make connections that weave texts together; this helped me develop a deeper understanding of the novels. The students could also do it as a one-minute paper that might then be read and explained to the rest of the class. Example 2 - Gibb's reflective cycle Gibbs' 1998 reflective cycle guides us through six stages of reflection: 1. Not only could the knowledge solve my problems, but also the application of theories had enhanced my learning.
I find myself reading enough to slide by but not enough to be fully educated in the subject. Directed Writings - Directed writings ask students to consider the service experience within the framework of course content. Remember a personal review is a critical piece of writing so it is important to write evaluatively. Nursing Standard, 20 39 , 55-63. Instructors can post questions for consideration and topics for directed writings. In small groups of 10-20, the teacher facilitates student sharing of responses to the questions, and building upon those responses.
Utah State University Press, 1998. Students then pass in their writing to the teacher. When they make those choices, they can take the opportunity to reflect on the reasons for their choices and to set goals for their next quarter's work. I always pride myself on the degree to which I am willing to shift plans and respond to the group's immediate needs. I appreciate knowledge and theories that can be put into practice and solve problems. Samuel is a social studies teacher who is interested in using product reflection questions with his students. Keep reminding them that submitting it at the end of the term is only one reason for doing this.