A writen reflection is: describe your personal response to a scenario (experiences, situations, events or new information) in 3 or 5 paragraphs.

Reflect on WHAT the scenario deals with and HOW the students deal with it.

What can I discuss in my reflection?

  • Your perceptions of the content of the scenario.
  • Any questions you have.
  • Experiences, ideas and observations you have had, and how they relate to the scenario.
  • What you found confusing, inspiring, difficult, interesting and why.
  • Possibilities, speculations, hypotheses or solutions.
  • Alternative interpretations or different perspectives on the scenario.
  • How their new ideas challenge what you already know.
  • What you want to explore next in terms of thoughts and actions.

So reflect on how they:

  • solved a problem;
  • reached a conclusion;
  • found an answer;
  • reached a point of understanding. 

It’s also helpful to make comparisons and connections between what you are learning and your prior knowledge and experience and your prior assumptions. So:

  1. Describe WHAT they have dealt with;
  2. Describe HOW they have dealt with it.
  3. Describe what that means to you;
  4. Formulate 3 questions for the Scenario Writers.