Effective critical reflection is the root of meaningful experiential learning and is the bridge between students doing something and students learning from that doing. In this workshop, participants will explore Ash & Clayton’s (2009) DEAL model for critical reflection which aligns reflection prompts to course learning outcomes. Examples of various critical reflection style assignments will be reviewed to encourage participants to think about how to design their own critical reflection assignments that meets the overall course or program objectives.
• Participants will review Kolb’s experiential learning cycle and how it is different from other learning cycles
• Participants will define the DEAL model for reflective writing
• Participants will utilize the DEAL model to create reflective prompts
• Participants will examine a variety of reflective style assignments using a sample assessment rubric