TI 0916 - Critical Reflection: Applying the DEAL Model to Experiential Learning for Student Learning Benefits
This workshop is designed for campus advisors, staff, and academic staff associated with experiential learning activities. Through this session, participants will gain an integrated understanding of Ash & Clayton’s (2009) DEAL model for critical reflection to support students’ consolidating their learning and articulating their skills and outcomes. The DEAL model stands for– Describe, Explain & Articulate Learning. This model provides a practical means for students to undertake critical reflection as part of their experiential or work-integrated learning. It can connect students’ coursework and co-curricular activities in ways that inform their academic and career planning. Workshop participants will learn to define and differentiate the DEAL model steps, will review a selection of prototypes for DEAL reflection exercises, and embark on adapting the model for implementation into their own practice.
By the end of this workshop, participants will
- Define and differentiate the steps of the DEAL model – describe, explain and articulate learning
- Craft or select 5-10 critical reflection prompts according to the DEAL model steps
- Review a selection of prototypes for DEAL reflection exercises
- Plan for the adaptation and implementation of the DEAL model into their own practice