Reflection Toolkit

Key topics in the Facilitators' Toolkit

A summary of key topics covered in the Facilitators’ Toolkit and where to find them.

Consideration Place in the Facilitators’ Toolkit
Alignment in your course Should I use reflection in my initiative?
Assessing activities Assessing activities
Assessing assignments Assessing assignments
Assessment criteria

Assessment criteria

Should I assess?

Assessment rubrics

Assessment rubrics

Should I assess?

Authenticity  Authenticity and reflection as performance – reflection with an audience
Be clear about what you are asking Introducing reflection as an assignment
Believe in reflection

Should I use reflection in my initiative?

How do I introduce reflection?

Clear instructions is essential Introducing reflection as an assignment
Communicating the value of reflection How do I introduce reflection?
Definitions of assessments Should I assess?
Digital footprint considerations and choosing technology Digital footprint considerations
Factors to consider in whether or not to assess Should I assess?
Finding inspiration from others’ work

Should I use reflection in my initiative?

Case studies of reflective practice in the University

Identifying what good looks like

Assessment criteria

Should I assess?

Identifying what you want Should I use reflection in my initiative?
Reflection as a learning outcome, assessment, or teaching strategy Should I use reflection in my initiative?
Reflection with an audience Authenticity and reflection as performance – reflection with an audience
‘Reflection’ vs ‘evidence of reflection’ Introducing reflection as an assignment
Reflective blogs, journals and diaries Reflective blogs/journals/diaries
Reflective essays Reflective essays
Reflective tasks: deciding on mode/way of reflecting Components of reflective tasks: ways/modes of reflecting, structure, and type of assessment
Reflective tasks: deciding on structure Components of reflective tasks: ways/modes of reflecting, structure, and type of assessment
Reflective tasks: types of assessment Components of reflective tasks: ways/modes of reflecting, structure, and type of assessment

Reflective tasks: Ways/modes of reflecting

  • written reflections
  • In conversation with self
  • reflecting with others
  • creative and other media

Components of reflective tasks: ways/modes of reflecting, structure, and type of assessment

Modes of reflection: specific considerations and recommendations

Set boundaries and guidelines for reflective activities Introducing reflection as an activity
Think about trust and confidentiality Introducing reflection as an activity
Using clear definitions How do I introduce reflection?
When are assessment criteria or rubrics required? Should I assess?
Wheter or not to assess Should I assess?