Reflection Toolkit

Reflectors' Toolkit

This site is for people who want to reflect - maybe you already reflect or you have to do reflection in a course. Here you will find resources, models, and questions that can help you start your reflections as well as structuring them.

Reflection can happen anywhere and anytime and doesn’t require anything but yourself and your mind. Sometimes it can be helpful to capture it, whether that is in conversation, in writing, drawing, or something completely different.

The aim of this site is that you will have a look around and get a sense of what is useful when reflecting and then pick out the information and questions that work for you. You are your own expert.

However, if you are producing reflections for a course, make sure you know what they are asking for and follow their assessment criteria – they might have specific requirements.

In either case, reflective practice examines our thoughts, actions and experience and ask why they happened that way with the goal of improving ourselves or our understanding. This is clearly seen in the definition found on the homepage of the Reflection Toolkit.

 

New to the Reflectors’ Toolkit and not sure where to begin?  Use the link below for some starting points.

New here?  Where to begin

Reflecting on experience

A range of models that can be used to prompt and structure reflection on experience.

Goals, objectives and reflective habits

To make the most of reflections it can be extremely valuable to help create and achieve goals and objectives, doing so effectively will help you develop a reflective habit.

Reflecting for self-awareness

A collection of reflective activities and questions for developing self-awareness .

Reflecting for employability

A key element of being successful in today’s society is building your employability. Reflection is a key element in this process.

Producing reflections

Information on a range of ways to reflect or produce reflections. This includes specific discussion about producing written academic reflections.

Experiences of reflection

Reflectors share advice and talk about benefits and their general experience of reflection – find both long-form interviews and shorter videos

List of tools for reflection

A quick overview of all presented reflective tools and a description of the associated example reflections.

New here? Where to begin.

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